Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!
A note before we begin -- I've noticed a subtle but steady creep in the number of comments/emails (as opposed to form submissions) requesting a listing on Radio Free Monday, and while that's totally fine (I will still list them!) I want to remind everyone that the absolute best way to enter a listing is to fill out the form here
-- it's linked from every RFM post at the bottom, and also on my tumblr sidebar. It gives me all the info I need and helps me write a more effective blurb on your behalf. Also they're WAY less likely to get lost in the mess of my inbox, because the form stores them all in a single spreadsheet I can check.
If you have questions about whether your listing is appropriate or want to make sure it got seen or if you're just more comfortable with email/comments, please, still feel free! I just want to remind everyone that the form makes everyone's lives easier in the long run. :)Ways to Give: digitalwave
is raising funds for medical expenses and to cover their monthly tax bill; you can read more and check out their digital yard sale here.
There's also a link from the post to their GoFundMe. yamx
linked to a fundraiser for their friend canaan
, who is undergoing treatment for Lyme Disease and co-infections. You can read more here
or check out her gofundme here. Ran
linked to a fundraiser for their cousin, who has left her husband and is struggling to keep her house and pay some medical bills. You can read more and reblog here
and help out here.dreamwaffles
linked to a fundraiser for a friend who is suffering health issues and being stalked by her parents, who put her through abusive attachment therapy as a child. You can read more and find donation information here
linked to Alana, a trans woman who recently lost her job as a blacksmith and is fundraising for help with rent. She's reached her goal but has kept hte fundraiser up to help support for transition therapy. You may be familiar with her "never too late to transition" post here
. You can read more about her fundraiser and offer support here. missworthing
's roommate was raped in January, and is now facing a bill for the rape kit she had to undergo post-assault (because she accepted a drink from her rapist). You can read more and help out here.Anon
linked to phantisma
, who is raising funds after a creditor deducted $3300 from her checking account instead of $330, and is refusing to return the money. The funds will go to rent and bills; you can read more and donate here
or shop her ebay and purchase to support the fundraiser here. maschalismos
was recently diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia, and is struggling to cover medical bills for her diagnosis and for ongoing attempts at treatment. You can read more and help out with her medical bills here.editrx
has been struggling a lot lately, and is facing a lot of bills, a lien on her house, and overdue rent on her independent bookstore. She's currently raising $2250 to pay back rent to keep from being evicted; you can read more and help out here.
She also has jewelry for sale on Etsy
and her bookshop, Star Cat Books, sells through abebooks here.amy-vic
linked to London Health Sciences Center in London, Ontario, which is asking for donations of knitted or crocheted purple hats for newborns to raise awareness of "PURPLE" (or inconsolable) crying
. You can read specifics about the caps and how to donate here. Tamy
linked to a fundraiser for a friend who is looking at some intense vet bills for their cat, Az; you can read more and help out here.Whitney
linked to a fundraiser for her cat Elle, who as a rescue cat has needed a lot of vet care and continues to need treatment. You can read more and help Elle come home here. Buy Stuff, Help Out: killing_rose
is a Native knitter who has just started a new job but is not earning a living wage yet, and is selling handcrafted products from her shop to keep her head above water. You can view and buy from her Etsy here
, and she's also taking paypal donations at firegoddess666 at gmail.com Help for Free: tacticalteaching
is an English Lit teacher in rural England, and is looking to do a unit for 13-14 year olds in how superheroes are drawn and how that art is indicative of social attitudes towards race, sex, gender, sexuality, &etc. She's looking for resources such as infographics showing race/gender breakdown, articles about the subject, and images she can use without violating copyright. People who want to help can contact her through tumblr or at tacticalteach at gmail.com. Beth
is working on a Master's capstone project and is looking for people to playtest a short narrative game, then fill out a survey about it. In the game, you play as a young thief who must make their way though the world, navigating the sometimes dangerous streets of your home city. The game is down at the moment but should be up this week, and in the meantime you can sign up for notification; you can read more and sign up here. Housing:sophie
is looking for housing in or around the Greater Bristol area in England, starting in the middle of November. You can read more about who she is and what she's looking for here
is looking for a housemate to move into a condo in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood; it's a large bedroom and private bathroom for $805/mo plus utilities (which for Uptown, and to judge by the photos, is a hell of a deal). You can read more and get in touch here
And this has been Radio Free Monday! Thank you for your time. You can post items for my attention at the Radio Free Monday submissions form
or via email at copperbadge at gmail dot com. If you're not sure how to proceed, here is a little more
about what I do and how you can help (or ask for help!).