TWOCC was established almost one year ago after the brutal murder of Islan Nettles, a black trans woman in New York City. Since then we have brought visibility to this case and uplifted the narratives of struggle and resilience from our communities. From our multiple appearances at conferences, to our various talks, and our numerous accountability sessions we have created a new space for trans women of color leadership in the movement.
We are an organizing collective, NOT a registered non-profit. We rely on grassroots fundraising to sustain the work. Trans women of color have historically — and continue to — put our bodies on the line for justice. The amount of unpaid emotional, physical, and psychological labor we do for our movements is astronomical. We are tired of the lip service that our allies give to trans women of color issues. We believe that the role of allies in our movement is to fund us so that we can do the work for ourselves! This is a fundraising campaign lead by allies to support our work. We need YOUR change, to make our own!
moving back to columbus seems pointless and bad
plus that’d put me closer to my ex and his gf, and the chances of seeing them are too stressful to make it a good option, and I don’t want to see either of them for any length of time
ideally, I could move all of my things into the garage at my Indy friend’s house, then do whatever I need to do from there
does anyone have a moving truck or a means by which to rent one cheaply?
Boosty boost for anyone local to those two areas (or people who want to donate so Lilith can rent a truck!). Please help!
The Eagle Bull- Oxendine family is being sued by their child’s school for defamation, because they asked the school to permanently change their offensive and culturally insensitive Thanksgiving curriculum and to honor a two-year scholarship taken from their daughter after they voiced their concern over Native appropriation there.
They’re raising funds to defray mounting legal expenses. Please share this link and donate what you can. If they lose, we all lose. This case has the potential to set dangerous precedent where Natives are effectively gagged from speaking out against appropriation and the abuse of our culture and sacred ways by mainstream society. This is legal conquest. We can’t allow them to play Indian and hide behind judicial robes to do it. Thank you.
Contribute here: http://www.gofundme.com/8f3z30
Israel has begun it’s campaign in launching the biggest ground assault on Gaza in more than 5 years.
The people of Gaza have absolutely no chance at this point. Israel will do anything to wipe Gaza off the planet. WE MUST TAKE ACTION. BOOST
The Israeli government has given the military permission to mobilize up to 40,000 additional reservists as it steps up an offensive in the Gaza Strip aimed at eradicating the source of the Palestinian Rocket Fire.
The last time a ground invasion occurred was in 2009 when 4,000 Israeli troops were deployed in Gaza. The death toll added up to 13 Israeli deaths (3 from friendly fire) and 1,417 Palestinian Deaths which included 114 women and 431 children.
This time there are ten times as many troops being deployed. Already casualties from rocket fire are escalating well past precedent; One can only imagine the toll this ground invasion will take on the Palestinian people.
The only way the fighting will end is if Israel agrees to a peace treaty that gives Palestine their land back along the original 1967 borders declared by the United Nations (which still allocates a disproportionately larger amount of land to the Israeli people).
Please signal boost this to spread awareness and pray for the civilians of both countries involved.
hi everyone! im dad and i have a much better cause for you to donate to besides dashcon so pls Listen Up
i was born with a super shitty birth defect called cleft lip and palate. its basically a huge……cleft where ur nose and lip is supposed to be.
i’ve had over 20 surgeries in my lifetime to correct it, but i still require cosmetic surgeries, which my insurance won’t cover.
my family has lived in poverty for about 5 years now. i was bullied to the point of dropping out of high school to treat my PTSD that resulted from years of abuse because of my disability.
which is why i made a gofundme page to collect donations for facial corrective surgery!
i really do require further surgeries to be able to function well enough that i can, hey, i don’t know, go to college or something. that would be super nice!
so please check it out, read it, send it to ur friends, reblog it, throw in 2 cents, whatever you can! thank u ^_^
homeless trans girl seeking living arrangements in Columbus, OH area
I’m all out of money (apart from a small transition fund, but spending that on anything but transition-related expenses is absolutely wrong), and I recently left my previous residence under less-than-ideal circumstances, leaving the vast majority of my possessions there
I’m currently temporarily living with a friend in Indianapolis, and can’t afford the gas money to move my junk from there (plus I have an awful lot of it, and it wouldn’t all fit here), and living here is very damaging to my emotional state
Is there anyone in the Columbus area who has room in an apartment or house, and would be willing to put me up? I’m looking for fairly long-term accommodations, and once I get my things in order, I can cover rent and expenses and such that I had missed at any point- I’m unemployed at the moment, but can make an alright amount from turning instruments and
I have an agreeable cat and don’t need much space. He sings (read: yowls and screams) at night sometimes, but he gets better
alternately, if you’re interested in helping me financially, donating to my paypal is an option, though I’m hesitant to accept money at the moment and would much prefer assistance with finding a place to live
please consider asking around or signal boosting- I’d like to meet someone before I live with them, but beggars can’t be choosers
thank you very much <3
my surgery fundraiser
hi, im tumblr user jobhaver aka rebeka refuse. im posting a surgery fundraiser on this website today for facial feminization surgeries. i want to be able to afford feminizing surgical procedures for my face because i experience extreme dysphoria about my face.
the way my face looks is my number one source of dysphoria and it interferes with my life often. for quite a long period of time i refused to leave the house at all because i didn’t want anyone to see my face. i get extremely upset often, often to the point of tears, when i see my face in mirrors or photographs. i get extremely anxious when people look at me, even sometimes people who are very close to me, because i dont want them seeing my face the way that i see it.
the primary reason i stopped working in the service industry and started doing ‘adult work’ was because i wasn’t making a living wage before and so it would have been impossible for me to afford the surgery i needed to treat my dysphoria and feel comfortable with how i looked and less anxious and self conscious about it.
i have been working in the adult industry for approximately a year now and have escalated my involvement into more and more risky forms of sex work multiple times, each time fueled by an experience of intense dysphoria and despair over being no closer to my goal of being able to afford surgery for myself. despite the fact i am trying to do just about every form of adult work i can think of and am capable of doing, and am now making a living wage, i still am no closer to my goal of saving for this surgery.
i really need help with this, because its theoretically an obtainable thing that can treat my dysphoria, and because it has been out of my reach for so long. the fact that despite so much effort to further my career in the adult industry i am still nowhere closer to getting these procedures has been extremely depressing. im not food unstable or homeless or anything like that anymore, but this is something that i need badly and have needed badly for years and can’t afford.
please donate a little bit if you can afford it and if not please signal boost this for me. thank you so much <3
Ahhhh fuck, hey everyone so, my car battery recently bit the dust and I thought I’d be able to swallow the costs (about 160 dollars) and still be able to pay rent and other bills but my last paycheck was way lower than expected (I guess I had the wrong week in my head, this was one I got fucked for hours on) and I don’t know that this paycheck (coming on friday) will necessarily be high enough either.
I have a donate button on my blog and I hate asking this but if anyone has anything to spare I could really use your help right now to get myself up to the point of my rent. Signal boosts appreciated too.
IMPORTANT GROSS PSYCHIATRIST ALERT
Dr. B. Gupta in Louisville, Kentucky, USA is a known trans/homophobic psych. I have personally been turned away from his services because of my gender and sexuality when I was forced to come out to him, he proceeded to tell me that he could no longer help me. Please spread this like wildfire. We may not have many psychs here but this guy is not worth your money.I live near you. Boosted.
PEOPLE NEED TO BECOME AWARE OF THIS. these “therapy” programs are NOT IN ANY WAY SAFE AND NEED TO BE OUTLAWED
THESE PROGRAMS TRY TO “CURE” LGBT TEENS, ADULTS, AND CHECK THIS OUT.
A TWELVE YEAR OLD CHILD.
THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS.
THIS CANT HAPPEN.
This is my home state. This is where I live. My community is allowing this to happen, and it is fucking terrifying beyond reason.