Help Mama B
Organized by: Mani Moon
June 21, 2016
Mama B is a member of our roleplaying community. She's been there for many of us when we needed someone to talk to, but now she needs our help. That's why I started this fundraiser. We're not asking for too much-- and donations come with perks if you want them.
zdoodlez is offering artwork for donations over ten dollars.
omnipotentmoon will write 1000+ word ficlets for donations beyond $25 dollars.
eviesketchy will do a commission based on how much you've donated
spiritish will do a digital painting for donations beyond $25
As time goes on we'll gain more contributors in rewards. Once you've donated, send a message to this tumblr. Be sure to take a screenshot of your donation confirmation, so we can be certain you're you.
Now, some words from Mama B, the beneficiary of this fundraiser:
Hi. My name is Mary. I'm in my 30's, and I have two amazing children. My oldest is a pre-teen transgender (FTM) who loves to read and create, and my youngest is a cheerful little ball of sunshine with a love of cuddles.
For the last few years, my husband has gone from being a fun-loving, enjoyable man, to something more manipulative, emotionally abusive, and cold. He's never raised a hand to me or my children, but it's come to a point otherwise that I understand that our relationship is no longer healthy. It has taken a major toll on my mental health, which in turn has ruined my physical health.
It's no longer healthy for my children, either. Especially my eldest.
He does not support our oldest child's personal identity. They spend most of the time shouting and arguing over whether or not it's 'real', rather than talking about what can be done to help make this more comfortable. It's become a source of anxiety and upset for our child, and I've come to expect long nights of tears and anxious, worried questions about 'What will dad think if I---?'
Although our youngest child is not old enough to yet see the wrong side of her dad's graces, I don't think it's healthy to watch her older sibling get constantly bullied and berated by their father. I don't feel that's healthy, either.
What I'm doing right now, is trying to get out. I want to leave, and take the proper route doing it. Which means that I need money for a lawyer, the first and last month's rent for an apartment, and some money for my first month's groceries while I get my job in order.
The goal, right now, is the first and last month's rent, and grocery money for the first month I'm away from my husband. It comes up to approximately $4,000 because of where my job offer is currently located. I am hoping to raise the money for a lawyer as I'm taking in art commissions and doing editing for others.