A recent interviewee recently reached out and requested some help. Kai Collart is just a wonderfully talented fanartist (interview found here: Tumblr & WordPress). They need some help covering the cost of housing and medication. This is what’s written on their YouCaring page:
Hey guys, my name is Kai Collart. I need a little help. I need to move by August, and I need to save up first and last month’s rent. I’m currently between jobs, and struggling to pay my current rent. I also need to save up money so I can have time off after my top surgery. (I’m transgender, by the way, so this surgery is really important to me.) All of this is happening so fast, and I can’t afford to do this on my own. If I don’t have money to move by August, I’m not going to have a place to go, as my lease ends in August, and we can’t renew it, as the landlord is selling the house. I’m sorry to be asking for help, but I’m in a really tight spot. Thank you for your support!
MY TESTOSTERONE ISN’T COVERED BY THE PHARMAHEALTHCARE PLAN, AND WILL ONLY BE COVERED IF I WAS A BIOLOGICAL MAN, AS STATED BY THE REQUIREMENTS. I NEED TO HAVE $80 BY FRIDAY, AND I DON’T HAVE ANY MONEY, I CAN’T EVEN BUY FOOD RIGHT NOW. PLEASE SHARE OR DONATE, THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR MY HEALTH.
He also requested I included this additional information in the signal boost: “ I am willing to write a short story of any kind for anyone who donates, as long as they let me know what they want written, as I have stated in my Tumblr post as well.”
Once again, here’s his YouCaring page:https://www.youcaring.com/kaicollart-1160920
So if you can help out an ace in need, I know that Kai would be just so incredibly grateful. And please share this as well. Let’s help an ace artist out 🙂
Thank you, everybody!
A future interviewee has an IndieGoGo Campaign that just opened and is looking to raise funds for a comedy series, created by ace POC and featuring ace POC.
Here’s the description of the series from the campaign page:
“I Don’t Give a F*ck is a dramatic comedy web series that centers on the perspective of two women of color who are trying to figure out how to navigate life and relationships from an asexual and sex-positive lense. It is a show that will not only further the already lacking visibility of asexual characters in mainstream media, but highlight other sexual and romantic spectrums that are often not discussed candidly. Crowdfunding this series will create the opportunity for these stories to be told.”
It’s no secret that the ace community has a real problem when it comes to centering white narratives. What little coverage of asexuality is in the mainstream tends to focus entirely on white asexual people. The community needs to do a better job boosting the voices of ace POC and supporting their work. Supporting a series like this is so important and it helps examine asexuality through a more intersectional lens. Plus, the series just sounds awesome and funny in general. It’s definitely something I’m going to watch.
Bottom line: getting this series funded is super important! So go there, donate, and signal boost the hell out of them! They deserve it 🙂
The campaign link, again: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/i-don-t-give-a-f-ck#/
Awesome news, everyone!
Thanks to a very generous donation yesterday, I not only reached my fundraising goal, I surpassed it! Check it out!
ASEXUAL ARTISTS IS GOING TO BALTIMORE IN NOVEMBER!!!!!
(I’m probably going to keep the fundraiser up until the start of October. I have a busy couple weeks coming up and I still have to write a couple thank you messages to donors.)
I’m absolutely overwhelmed at everyone’s generosity and I . . . I literally have no words! Gah! I’m sorry everyone! You know when you’ve gone through a rough patch and then receive unexpected good news and have like . . . no idea how to react or what to say? That’s pretty much me right now.
Happy dancing gifs aside: I promise you, that I will do my very best at this conference, on this panel. I promise that I won’t take this opportunity for granted. This site has always been, and will always be, for and about ace-identifying artists. It’s a way to amplify your voices. I take that responsibility very seriously.
I just . . . I’m so happy I have this opportunity. Rest assured, I will bring plenty of business cards with information about this site with me.
Thank you everyone! Thank you so very, very much! 🙂
I’ve recently been offered an exciting opportunity to bring Asexual Artists to the National Women’s Studies Association Conference in Baltimore. While I’ve been given a $250 travel grant, I really need some help with travel expenses. Money is incredibly tight (I’ve had a rough few months, which I might write about eventually). I’ve started a fundraiser to help offset the various travel costs.
Here’s the link to the fundraiser: https://www.youcaring.com/laurenjankowski-878223
I need to raise $570 by November. Every little bit helps and I appreciate whatever you can spare. If you can’t afford to donate, than please share. This is such a phenomenal opportunity and I am very excited about it.
I might reblog this every now and again until November.
Thank you! 🙂