Hi! I’m an afrolatinx sephardi chronically ill & disabled trans artist. I’m experiencing a health scare (explanation in last post) & may need surgery. I’m sharing my art website in hopes to help raise money for upcoming medical bills. Most of my items are $10-$15! My partner is immunocompromised w/ chronic lung conditions at risk for COVID19 & I’m our sole source of income, so a lot is at stake right now.

✨😇🧿 www.tiendachulito.com 🧿😇✨
Www.instagram.com/tiendachulito

warning re former Steam Powered Giraffe musician Michael Philip Reed, links to descriptions of grooming, manipulation, abuse 

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Hello! I’m an afrolatinx sephardic jewish chronically ill & disabled trans artist and I would love it if y’all would check out and share my art! I make Pride, Black empowerment, Judaica themed art, & working on cutesy & goth editions soon!

Www.tiendachulito.com
Www.instagram.com/tiendachulito
Www.facebook.com/tiendachulito

$50 of this is my own money. Proof of donations sent so far. Plz keep it going as this is just a drop in the bucket of an emergency situation like this especially since she doesn’t have any long term housing right now due to this (or short term housing either)

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🚨 EMERGENCY ANONYMOUS REQUEST ON BEHALF OF A BLACK TRANS WOMAN IN A DV SITUATION 🚨 photo below explaining details - TW: abuse, domestic violence, white supremacist, confederate flag, guns. This man also has a hatchet and a crossbow, she sent me photos but I’m not going to post them. Plz send donations to my pay links for anonymity & I will forward them to her.

Www.Cash.Me/$vicentevalentino
Www.Paypal.Me/vicentevalentino
Https://venmo.com/code?user_id

Also if anyone wonders why I’m not just using Etsy, they’ve done some really predatory and sketchy stuff with black artists before and their current marketing & fee prices are kind of ridiculous not to mention art theft is rampant so I really do not feel comfortable on that platform. I want to use squarespace, I can set it all up my way, transaction fees are 3% which is tolerable, and I get my own domain name. I feel like that’s the best option for me rn.

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🌈💓🧿Hey y’all! I’m an afrolatinx jewish & chronically ill/disabled trans artist running a small resin business. It’s going well so far & will ideally enable me to not need to regularly crowdfund for emergencies AND donate to community members in need. However I need an online shop & the service I like is $200yr. I am hoping to raise funds & ideally make this my last personal fundraiser! Plz donate if u can💓:
Www.Cash.Me/$vicentevalentino
Www.Paypal.Me/vicentevalentino
Https://venmo.com/code?user_id

I’m gonna set up a resin shop soon but I’ve heard some not so great things about Etsy recently. Does anyone have any suggestions on better platforms?

Hello! I’ve seen in art communities recently ppl using their skills as allyship to make things for black folks. I’m wondering if any plush artists here would make an AC plush for me, gifting their labor & I would pay for the materials. I have been doing mutual aid work for q/t black folks providing cash donations to dozens in need. I can’t afford to commission a plush myself. I know this is a big ask, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to ask if any allies want to do something super cool & kind 🙂

If anyone happens to see this & has funds they’re sitting on they want to donate to me or the 30 folks on my list, or if u wanna buy me some art supplies from my wishlist, let me know & I’ll send the link. I don’t want to join the likely flood of folks in need making mutual aid posts at this time.

I was too afraid to take off work bcuz Memorial Day just happened & I took a week off in May bcuz of CPTSD around Mother’s Day, but I got so sick I was forced by my own body to take off cuz I couldn’t fucking function and felt like I was dying. I’ve been miserable for months but it got significantly worse and I haven’t been this sick from panic & anxiety in YEARS. I’m afraid of how I’ll do next week going back to work, I took 3 days off so not a huge amount of recovery time, but it’s helped

My health declined rapidly & significantly in the last 3 weeks, I’ve been having heart palpitations & spent almost a full week unable to hold down food, struggling with fainting episodes & insomnia & fatigue. ALL due to the stress of being black during current events + COVID19 & being isolated since our whole household is immunocompromised. Can’t even get a hug from a friend rn. It’s been really fucking hard lately. But I’m on the mend, I’ve honestly just been fucking sleeping all weekend

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I’m sure a lot of advocacy work is already being done on mastodon. I trust y’all to be making that happen, so I haven’t come here to try to raise funds & most kept it on fb & Twitter. I’m now out of energy to keep hustling, mutual aid work is really exhausting when you’re begging white ppl online to put their money where their mouth is to help black people survive

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Life update I guess since it’s been a bit: I’ve been focusing all my energy into collecting & redistributing donations to queer & trans black folks in need. I’ve collected & donated $1,000 last week to 30 ppl. I also got really fucking sick from stress & was told to go to the ER Wed night. I didn’t, out of fear of being exposed to COVID19. I took off work & have been resting.

I’m gonna be opening up an online shop hopefully this month for resin pieces! Jewelry and pins and such. V excited.

Hello masto peeps I have been yelling my every thought into Twitter lately and waiting for the world to burn

I have looked like this recently in between meltdowns over life in the US as a black person during a global pandemic

Gratuitously attaching a wishlist in case anyone wants to reward me for being black and cute 😘

amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/Q1VP

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Smallish aid request - it’s my partner’s birthday & I wanna buy them birthday dinner delivered & I literally have no money lmao the stimulus has not hit my account yet. If a few folks can donate $5 that would be amazing! Just need to get to $35 to afford a reasonable but nice dinner for my Angel!

Www.Cash.Me/$vicentevalentino
Www.Paypal.Me/vicentevalentino
Venmo: vicente-vazquez-2

Photo is of the cake I baked! It’s vanilla bean and i made strawberry white chocolate ganache frosting 😇

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so my partner is unemployed & it seems like it’s going to be impossible for them to get a job in the current pandemic situation & they can’t just take any job as they are disabled, chronically ill, & trans (need a safe job). I’m betting the mutual aid requests are through the roof rn bcuz capitalism sucks but if somehow someone w/ funds sees this & wants to help my household we would be v v grateful

Www.Cash.Me/$vicentevalentino
Www.Paypal.Me/vicentevalentino
Venmo: vicente-vazquez-2

Does anyone have any tips on self managing sleep apnea? My partner clearly has sleep apnea but is without a PCP at the moment & my sleep clinic has limited appts due to COVID19 since they’re also the pulmonary dept. Their quality of sleep is atrocious & it’s really affecting their health. I wake up to them choking in their sleep, it sucks. I have a CPAP but obviously we can’t share. What can I do to help them until there’s more opportunity to see a sleep specialist? Anyone have tips?

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