hi there!! i’m a mentally ill queer trans person lacking financial resources and i’m trying to come up with enough money to house/feed/medicate myself for two months.
i’m going to be living a dream come true by attending graduate school in pittsburgh with an amazing fellowship that will pay for tuition and a living wage — but it doesn’t start until september 30th, which is two months after i have to move to pittsburgh to attend the program!! obviously there is a problem here, because i don’t have enough money to survive for two months out of pocket. i’m trying to find summer employment and exhausting all my offline resources to raise as much money as i can, but i’m still in pretty desperate straits, because my family is at best not well-off. i’m also specifically restricted from getting a job when i’m in pittsburgh because of the terms of my fellowship, so my options are limited.
my rent for august and september is $900, the cost of my (necessary for me to function) medication will be $100, and i’m not sure how much it’ll cost to feed myself, but i’m anticipating at least $100 a week or $800 total, so i need to come up with a total of about $1800 in order to make it for those two months.
hopefully i’ll be able to pay for a lot of that myself through summer earnings, but because i have to move in august, it’s difficult to get a job for such a short period of time. i’ll probably be taking talksprite commissions over the summer to try to raise more money, but in the meantime i could really use help!!
my paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org. i don’t expect to be able to fund all of this through tumblr, but anything people can spare will be a huge help!!!! please signal boost this even if you can’t donate — it would mean so much to me!