I can’t pay my bills next month. We have $100 for food for the next two months. I can pay rent for June, but have no idea what I’ll do in July.
I have a fucking Master’s degree, and I can’t find a job. Not even a shitty minimum-wage job. I have never felt more hopeless in my life.
And the safety nets in place for this sort of thing simply don’t apply to me. I don’t have kids, so I can’t get welfare. I’m an adjunct, so I don’t qualify for unemployment. The only thing I can get is food stamps, which is $200 a month. But $200 can’t stretch really far when I don’t have a stove because I can’t afford electricity.
Anyway, would anyone in Bryan/College Station or Houston be willing to take in my two cats for the next few months? (They don’t need to stay together.) I should be employed again in the fall, and can take them back. But I’m worried about the electricity getting turned off, and we will have to move in with Jeremy’s mom in a little while, and can’t take them to her house.
Please signal boost if you can’t help yourself. Thank you.
[Edit: I added some pictures of the kitties! They’re pretty cute.]
when i started Rowdy Baubles, i wanted to create an inclusive jewelry line but was afraid of picking the wrong terms for people that i did not represent. i picked nine words as my base (queer, fierce, femme, boi, diva, neither, gndrfckr, geek, trans*) and they were words that i felt like either…
my little brony figurines. collect em all. weve got sunshine fedora. weve got starry libertarian. weve got misogyny sparkle.
So which is the one that protects the concept of Derpy Hooves and which is the ond greenlighting all the racist shit n/m, “Starry Libertarian,” wouldn’t want to be redundant
i may regret asking this but how in life’s green earth does my little pony end up with the qualifier “all the racist shit”
do i even want to know
I have to assume this is in reference to Zecora, who continually flabbergasts me. It was a fine idea in theory to introduce a zerba character to educate kids about not judging people for being different; it was the worst idea to incorporate every African stereotype into her character. On top of being terrible, it implies that Africa exists in this world and is a mysterious scary place and no one has ever met anyone from there because weird; yep we’re all non-African in Ponyville, sorry black kids. Oh my GOD and I just read that for one scene the crew did not have time or resources to hire a Swahili translator, so they asked the voice actress to improvise “some African sounding gibberish”.
CeCe can- and would love to!- receive books in jail. All books need to be new paperback copies sent directly from a publisher or an online bookstore. She can also receive newspaper and magazine subscriptions.
CeCe is very interested in drawing, music, fashion, dance, and pop culture. Please keep her interests in mind when sending her reading materials. The following is a list of items she would like to read. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you send her a book or magazine so we can avoid sending duplicates.
Public Safety Facility Chrishaun Reed McDonald #2012000296 401 South 4th Avenue Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55415
Books and magazines must be addressed using CeCe’s full information above, including the inmate number. The Bureau of Prisons website notes that publications should not be “detrimental to the security, discipline, or good order of the institution, or facilitate criminal activity” so use your best judgement about what you send into the jail.
For info on join CeCe’s book club, check out this page.
I don’t know what to do to best support CeCe right now, but one of my first thoughts is that we can’t let her be forgotten after her sentencing and during her incarceration. She will need our support throughout, and this seems one way to provide it. (I would probably be careful about sending the books on the above list, as right now there’s probably a high chance for several duplicates being ordered at once.)