Asking Instead of Hiding -- Support Kandace
Organized by: Kandace Montgomery
And the bills keep coming!
December 22, 2016
Hey powerful supporters & loves of mine! As many of you know, for the past close to 6 months I have been unemployed due to mental health issues and needing a break in order to save myself. I was in a terrible place after the 4th percent occupation and often struggling with suicidal thoughts. I feel blessed to have taken the time away to recover, implement healing practices into my life, and find the space to breathe. I had prepared for this leave of absence as best I could. That being said, I was unemployed longer than expected and I am struggling to catch up on bills. During that time, I put most of my needs on a credit card (health visits, emergency room costs, car insurance, gas, groceries, utility bills, movement travel expenses). Also during this time, I found out I was ineligible for unemployment and my food stamps application was denied due to lack of response from my previous employer, creating unforeseen costs. That credit card now has a deadline of needing to be paid off before November or basically I am screwed. For the past month, I've wallowed in self-blame and put off doing this, hoping I would get employment in time and be able to pay things back. I was able to pay off some of it with short-term gigs and babysitting $. But, after looking at the $8.37 in my checking account the other day, I realized that I'm still very behind and I need some support to get caught up. I don't expect to raise all $2k here but am hoping for some help.
Here's what I know. I can get caught up with help from community. I am making a commitment that every dollar donated to me, in the next 12 months, once I am caught up, I will donate to other folks in community's crowd rise/gofund me pages. As well, if you or your organization can donate a lump sum, I am willing to do any training/speaking/facilitation yawl may need for "free". I know many folks are super stretched right now because we all are struggling. If you can help or have opportunities for me to get paid to help me reach my goal, please let me know. Please share & support if you can!