I've had this campaign up for a while, but I've put it in the backburner while I was fundraising for what I felt were more urgent situations. As my computer is falling apart, the acquisition of a new computer being the main raison I started the campaign years ago to begin with, I can't afford to do this anymore.
Here's the situation: I suffer from debilitating, therapy resistant OCD, something for which I even have a DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) equipment. This means I can't work and am living with my household, headed by my parents, in which I have to deal with all sorts of emotionally abusive, coercive, and suffocating behavior. Point is, I don't have financial indepence and my living situation is atrocious.
I need to raise enough for a new laptop befitting my creative needs while allowing me to continue what I do, which is writing and online curating. I also need a Smartphone because my little pocket phone isn't sustainable for the creative, indie career I'm trying to put in place. I'm shooting for 2000$.
I write nonfiction and poetry, and my work needs to be regularly bosltered through reading and research. I also am starting photography, and need all the material that comes with it, including the camera itself. I already own a Fujifix Instax, but that's not enough (and I don't have the film necessary). I've been acquiring those materials by passing around my wishlists (https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2UNZCZJ2QROFS and https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1DYDLIYP427U9) but that's not sustainable. I need money so I can build my own personal library, taking into account that OCD symptoms determines how I approach this, and to acquire photography material. That'll be 3000$, with a big chunk of it going to the photography material.
Amongst the wishlists I set up is one centered in vast majority on practical items I need in my daily life, items I cannot acquire through "normal" routes since my OCD symptoms make it near impossible to make typical shopping trips. However, once again, counting on people to buy stuff off my wishlist (https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2UNZCZJ2QROFS/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_2?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist) isn't sustainable either and so I'm asking for enough money to finally have both the living resources I need in addition to the space required to store them in. 2700$ will be enough to guarantee that I have everything that I need.
I want to be able to not depend on my household for food, which is a huge issue that is surrounded by coercion, surveillance, and threats. To be able not to eat at home and/or to get my own groceries for a good couple of weeks, I would need to raise 2000$. I also need to take into account transportation costs for a couple of months, which would be around 300$.
This all adds up to the 10000$ I'm asking for. Once again, I'm not trying to just survive, I'm trying to thrive and create conditions that would allow me to start stepping out of my own. I'm asking you to support me in this quest. Thank you.
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