Disabled Young Adult Seeking Help!
I’m 23, disabled, homeless, and I desperately need help to pay for my medication that is running out this week.My name’s Shayne (Shay). I’m trans*/non-binary, disabled, have zero income/financial support, a service animal, and I have no place to live right now.
I suffer from a number of disorders and syndromes including:
• Ehler-danlos syndrome
• cold urticaria
• adrenal insufficiency
• Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
• postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
• poly cystic ovarian syndrome
• neuropathy nos
• major depressive disorder
I’m largely immobile and cannot work. Neither one of my biological family’s homes are a safe place for me to go. This is for a multitude of reasons.
I was promised to receive my share of an apartment deposit (total was $800) from my ex. Along with the payment for a parking ticket ($100) on my father’s car that they had gotten.
I was kind enough to understand financial stress and allow spread out payments.
When I had found out that they had been lying/cheating all 2.3 years we’d been together, they decided that “I didn’t deserve it anymore.” In addition to losing that money, I lost them and their family as my only support system.
I have no money apart from some pocket change. I’m currently living in a motel paid for by Salvation Army until Tuesday morning, and after that my service cat and I only have my car to live in.
Being in Wisconsin and sleeping in my car is dangerous because of the cold. Worse yet, something in my car is misfiring, meaning that until I can get it fixed with an electrical tuneup ($300 estimated), it’s practically useless and even more dangerous to live in.
To give you an idea of my expenses: my anxiety meds cost $1 flat through DHS, which is a blessing, but my pain medication is extremely important for me to have and runs around $89. My total cost of medications per month is around $175 and total cost of living is about $300, not including rent or personal items.
I’m asking Tumblr for help because I don’t know what to do until my disability determination is made, and that could take a very long time.
I thankfully have food stamps, but I need to find a way to keep paying for a place to stay that’s heated and safe, and most importantly, my medication. These past months have been extremely difficult and I need help.
I have a few friends from college willing to take my service animal and I in, but this would require my car fixed and all medications sorted out as they live across the country.
I’m willing to show my medical record, prove of income, anything to prove that this is genuine.
If you’re able to donate to help me, please, please message me.
I can now take PayPal donations at:
Any help is appreciated so much and once I am able to feel like I am in a safe and healthy environment; I am confident that I can win the fight against these illnesses. I promise that whatever happens; I will spend my time creating some sort of non-profit with the goal of helping young adults in similar situations.
Thank you again,
I’m running our of meds starting the day after tomorrow. Please anyone….
AS A FELLOW PCOS SUFFERER PLEASE HELP THIS WONDERFUL PERSON OUT. I KNOW HOW TERRIFYING IT IS TO BE OFF OF MEDICATION FOR IT. I ALSO HAVE PTSD AND I JUST. GUYS, THERE’S OVER 5900 OF YOU. PLEASE REBLOG.
*Group of sloppy alt. white people do blatantly racist thing*
" yeah, hmm..this gets a side eye from me.."
No boo, it’s full blown racist. Don’t view from the side. Look that shit head on and call it the fuck out.
Color pics from the Wild West shoot are up! Check my blog for all of them!
(via Made by Katie: Wild West)
casual friendship activity
AXL ROSE V. ADAM ANT
PORK could’ve been so cool. somebody responded on that blog post that people need to get over this. how about you just choose a different theme that isn’t fucking racist? wouldn’t that take an equal amount of energy?
Check out the unfortunate drama at Pork Magazine. People are obviously pissed over their lazy venture into headdresses and warpaint, and they give everyone a charming response:
PORK is fueled by Camp & Kitsch. Both of these aesthetics require a certain degree of sophistication & a certain degree of “not taking things so seriously.” PORK does not believe in cultural ownership or the concept of “genuine”. Things are either done well or not done well. When we are pestered by special interest groups advocating their world view & that our magazine somehow conforms to their world view, I immediately wonder, “What have you done for me lately?” (http://internetpork.com/?p=522)
So sacred traditions of my dying culture are reduced to kitsch? Easy for a fucking white person to say. You just lost a potential subscriber - and I’m sure many more. Pro tip: come up with a better public relations strategy to deal with the criticism instead of being ignorant assholes.
To those who say the critics need to get a life: I have a fulfilling and robust life that is filled with amazing friends, family, and activism. I work my ass off and cut loose at shows and parties just like you. So don’t pull that insulting bullshit just because I take a few minutes of my time on the internet to call you out.
I think the worst thing about all this bullshit is the responses from Pork. Look at their twitter. Ugh, just shut the fuck up and admit that you were wrong and this shoot is racist instead of being all “This is supposed to be ~campy~ and ~kitschy~. I don’t care about you, PC police! So I’m going to post 10,000 more updates telling you how I don’t care about what you say!”
I’m sick of hipsters appropriating Native American culture. And, fat people: as long as we continue to alienate fat people of color, the fat acceptance movement is going to go nowhere.
Friendly reminder, to this day and to my knowledge, there has still never been an apology or any accountability for the racism displayed by PORK magazine and those who run it and facilitated this photoshoot. If anything their racism really shined through in how they responded to the call out.
I don’t care if it was 3 years ago. I don’t like people reblogging and welcoming racists into a space where the fat acceptance movement and community is already shit at providing representation for fat people of color.
Because I’m still seeing them on my dash pretty regularly.
And for those who didn’t know, now you do.
I think I remember them slapping a bunch of swastikas on something too and trying to defend that shit. Either way, PORK is sloppy, all persons involved with PORK are sloppy- and if you know all this shit about PORK and still fuck with them? Guess what you second hand sloppy too.
Uh, did this guy admit to committing fraud/perjury?
Doesn’t matter what box you mark on financial aid forms. The race/ethnicity markers are just for statistical purposes, you don’t get any money or any discounts from that. Any time you get any aid specifically intended for NDNs, there’s a vetting process in which you either have to provide your enrollment number or proof of direct lineage to an immediate family member who is enrolled (although I think some financial aid programs will let you claim an enrolled grandparent)
If it were as easy as just ticking off a box, there’d be no money left in Indigenous education funds for actual NDN people
Looks like just another White dude spreading fabrications about how educational aid for Indigenous people works to me
Lupita Nyong’o’s brother, the real winner at the Oscars 2014
i don’t even know how to feel/ how i feel about this.
I wouldn’t even be able to iron on it!
I think this is betye Saar work
So I looked up the people making this (“Maid in Africa”)
Apparently if you dislike them or their shit or tell them they’re racist and insensitive they tell you you’re suffering from “mental slavery” and you need to “emancipate yourself”, you “patronizing hypocrites tripping on their own guilt”
A little more research and I found this too
15”Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 16then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains
I’m so sick of them profiting off my ancestors trauma
American newspapers just seizing the opportunity to have a little fun with slavery. Totally accidental and/or harmless.
In other news: microaggressions are common verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile or negative slights to marginalized groups. (via Donovon X Ramsey)
What do you think? Catchy headlines or microaggressions?
The last two I could write off as just lazy editing
The first two? Motherfuckers playing games
All of them are intended to demean. You could shorten the film title to “12 Years” just as easily and actually more descriptively, but throwing the word “Slave” around with “master” and pictures of Lupita Nyong’o is a way of re-emphasizing how US society views Black people.
More of the unnecessary racism I was talking about
It really, really, REALLY makes NOO sense that if they were going to abbreviate that they didn’t just call it ” 12 Years ” since those are the first friggin two words in the damn title.