ATTENTION EVERYONE IN THE LA AREA!!
My cousin, TALLON, was reported MISSING today. He is an AUTISTIC BLACK TEEN AND IS COMPLETEY NON-VERBAL. HE DOES NOT RESPOND TO HIS NAME. This young man went out for his daily bike ride, unattended, and did not come back. Tonight, HE IS IN LA BY HIMSELF. He is 6’0, 200lbs, and was last seen wearing a white t shirt and khaki shorts. PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST!!
Alright, so, here’s the deal.
See the person in the lower right hand corner? That’s the woman that did the post on Southern Linguistics. She’s also my mom, and we recorded it on a lark a year or so ago. But that’s not the point right now.
My family and I have a little soap company. Most of our employees are our family members, and a few others beside. We travel to conventions, we sell soap and candles (mostly fandom based things) and we quite enjoy doing so. We aren’t the richest company in the world, but we love what we do.
As of right now, we’re trying to crowdfund the money together so we can expand our ventures and full time hire a few more people. Now, normally, we’d ask our family for the help, since they’re willing to come together and split the amount between themselves.
but the problem is most of our relatives are kinda on the pro-Christian, anti-anything-other-than-straight-and-the-gender-they-were-born side of things, and would force us to fire anyone that wouldn’t mesh with their ideals before giving us the money. (You know, the one bad apple ruins the batch mentality and all).
And that would be 90% of our employees.
We want to keep making our products, and we want to keep everyone on board, but without getting even a fraction of the amount were asking, we would still have to let people go. My mother—the founder and CEO—is dead set against that; her attitude is, “you are who you are. You love who you love. You worship—or don’t worship—who and what you worship. Period.”
So here : This is the link to our IndieGoGo.
Even if you don’t donate, or don’t have the means to, please reblog and help get the word out; we already are taking a HUGE step of faith just putting ourselves out there, and we can’t do it alone.
Thank you for reading, and thanks in advance for sharing.
The Inner Goddess Soap Company
Plz start spreading that it is selective mutism awareness month i have barely seen anything about it and im barely seeing it from anyone who isnt selective mute
It’s been six months and I’m not even halfway to my fundraising goal. I’m incredibly grateful for the donations I’ve received so far and it might get me through a few weeks but I need closer to $10K for my entire treatment plan. Please help me get the IV drugs, testing, and medication I need! If left untreated, Babesia is crippling and often fatal!
i reblogged this a couple of days ago and for some reason literally all my followers ignored it.
i know everyone hates being guilt tripped into reblogging something, but this isn’t some vague goalless campaign to raise awareness, it’s about a real person who needs treatment for a life-threatening illness.
so many people on my dash like to go on and on about how useless 99% of the disability/chronic illness “activism” on this site is (and i agree), but here’s something concrete and legitimately helpful you could do! i would likely be dead by now if i hadn’t been lucky enough to get my own condition diagnosed and treated in time. that’s how serious this kind of stuff is.
could you all please at least signal boost this?
hi my name is bee and im a mentally ill trans person with rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, severe anxiety, and several other life-halting illnesses. because of my severe mental illness, i am unable to work, attend school, or basically function in society. my family’s monthly income is barely $600 dollars and between rent, groceries, and necessary bills, my parents cannot spare any money to help me pay for therapy or medication. even with insurance, we cannot afford the cost of my therapy/medication.
i need to be medicated. i am a risk to myself and others and cannot function on my own any longer. if i cannot find a way to pay for the therapy and medication that i desperately need, i have no other choice but to be hospitalized for an undetermined amount of time. if i do not get better within the next few months, my parents are forcing me to either check myself into inpatient or find somewhere else to live.
any help would be much appreciated and would put more distance between me and inpatient care (one of my absolute biggest fears).
if you want to donate, you can do so via paypal (there is also a donation button on my blog, in case this link doesn’t work). i would be so incredibly grateful.
if you cannot donate, please please please signal boost this!! i would be just as grateful. thank you!!!
"My name is Jamal Tucker. Me and a few friends of mine are trying to put together a Tear Gas Treatment unit and support aid for protestors. Me and my friends are a combination of Emergency Medical Technician and student nurses wanting to treat tear gas victims becasue of the heath risk they can casue and potentially kill individuals. We also want to set up a workshop to show people the proper way to treat victims, and the possible side effects that could happen becasue of being gassed. We are asking for money to buy supplys like disposible gas mask to distribute, cases of water, sanatation products for the chemicals on the skin. We have already for some to provide us with extra shirts for victims but we need help with the remainder of the cost as we are college students. Please spread the word and help us with anything you can."
EVERY ON PLEASE SUPPORT THIS CAUSE
is there anyone in the west virginia area that would be willing to take in a young LGBT kid getting away from an abusive home for a few days while the legal shit gets worked out
please i really really really need help even if its just a signal boost this is me fucking begging ple ase
It’s not often that I turn to tumblr when I’m in need, but it seems like the time has come. Unfortunately, my brave older sister has left her husband due to domestic abuse. She has four kids, and the oldest is her husband’s, not hers. Thankfully, the birth mother of her oldest son has pushed for joint custody with my sister, and my sister has custody of all four children as of now, pending further court dates. Currently, she’s living in a domestic violence shelter, otherwise social services would be unwilling to lift a finger to help her.
My dad and I have been looking for a place to live that can fit the two of us, my sister, and her family, but we haven’t had much luck. My dad has bad credit and it’s making the search a rough one. But my sister only has 90 days in the shelter before she would need to either find a place to live or move to another shelter, and we only have until mid-December. The last thing we want is for her and my niece and nephews to be misplaced again, right before the holiday season. She’s also completely without transportation, and is struggling to manage on her own right now.
I’m asking tumblr for help. My sister is so strong right now but she’s struggling to hold it together for her kids. And there’s nothing I can do with the bills I pay too, so it’s difficult for me to see her struggle. If there’s anything you can do, a dollar, pennies, it doesn’t matter. There’s a donate button in my sidebar. Any help will do us good. All we want is to find somewhere that we can all live together, and the financial strain is something that we’re trying to work around, and that’s why we need help. And if you’re unable to donate, a signal boost is all I ask for.
She’s my hero. All I want to do is give back. Thank you.
yo guys j.t. is one of my remaining friends from high school and his sister needs a little boost so donate if you can, signal boost if you can’t.
As you all know, my friend Jess - one of my closest friends for almost twenty years - is in the hospital, very very ill from a leg wound that has resulted in a fast-moving infection and a very real possibility that she might lose her right leg. The doctors are doing all they can to make sure that doesn’t happen, but as you can imagine, just the thought of it is terrifying to Jess, who is a working single mother of two boys.
I can visit and help, and Jess’ boyfriend and ex-husband are on hand, but we can all only do so much (I am next to useless tbh). So our friend Faynie, who is like a sister to Jess, set up this GoFundMe (I know - sorry, not my idea) to help Jess with medical bills and also to try to get Faynie down from Washington State so she can be with Jess full-time for a while. I know we are all tapped out (even I can’t donate until next Tuesday), but if you have a dollar or two to help out, it would be so appreciated and so gratefully received.
Faynie is a woman of fierce integrity, so I can tell you she would use the bare minimum for her travel needs - the rest is for Jess. Any help at all is a marvel and a miracle.
And please, pray or whatever your choice of good-thought conveyance is, Jess is on her fourth surgery and she’s so tired and so sick.
tw: finanaces, school, sex work, transphobia, misgendering
So my brother (a trans black man in NYC. Here’s his lovely blog.), went on medical leave from school for a while because of transitioning, depression, and just general health reasons. He was all geared up and ready to come back for this semester when his school informed him that in order to go back he has to pay $2500 by november.
In order to do this he’s turned to sex work. For this he has to stop taking T and pretend to be a girl. He has to wax his moustache which I know is something he was very happy to have and was connected to his gender identity. Also stopping hormones like this is very bad for his health. This is making his depression worse and just basically making his life a living hell.
I desperately want to get my brother out of this situation. Life is hard enough for a trans PoC. I love my brother so much and want him to be happy.
Any amount of money you can give would be great. I am begging you. If you want me to make edits or fanfictioni or something in return for your money let me know. I’m not too great but I can try my best.
Please donate here!! If all my followers donated $3 we’d have more than enough. and if you can’t reblog it!! The more people that see it, the more than can be donated.