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Hey all. I hate doing this. If you're seeing this you probably know how I am about receiving money, much less asking for it, but here's the deal.

Coming up soon I'm going to be making the trek back from Minneapolis to my home state of Virginia. This is a trip of necessity, but is coming at a very tough time for me. As a result of the ongoing pandemic I've been without a job most of the last year and haven't had many opportunities to make the money I need to accomplish this task, and I can't count on getting a stimulus check in time to make this all possible. As a transgender woman in particular it's been very hard struggling by, leaving me in a less than optimal place for this move.

I hate asking for help with this, but unfortunately it's something I need to do. I didn't the last time I made a move like this and it put me into debt that I'm still buried deep in, wiped out my savings, and generally put me in a really bad spot. I want to avoid something like that happening again, but it's just not going to be possible in my current situation.

So, why $2.75k? Well, firstly, because it was originally 2.5k but I forgot to take fees into account -_-.  And to be honest, because getting this move organised and executed is more complex than I'd like to admit. My car needs to get up to snuff to make the drive, I have to be able to afford gas and lodging during the drive itself, I might have to ship some things, and as selfish as it may sound, I need a little bit of a cushion for when I get back to VA and don't immediately have a job, and as a trans woman there's no guarantee that a job will come with any sort of swiftness. Not having that cushion absolutely ruined me last time. If I don't get all of that it's not the end of the world. Fundly lets you keep whatever you make, and I'll take any help I can get.

All of this is happening on a short timeframe. I'll be leaving Minnesota at the end of March, barely a month from the beginning of this fundraiser. If you can help out, consider it. Like I said, I hate asking and I'm literally shaking with anxiety writing this.

But sometimes you gotta suck it up and do what you need to, and for me  at this moment that's this.

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