I Was Going To Reblog That Post Until I Saw The String Of “You Are Heartless If You Don’t Reblog This” Comments And Now I’m Scrolling Past It Out Of Spite
a musical number written, arranged, and choreographed by me
I thought I was the only one who did this
Emotional blackmail sucks.
Hello friends and family,
This is Barbara, Kate Bornstein’s partner in life, love and art. I’m writing to ask—once again—for your help.
As many of you know, Kate’s lung cancer is back. It reappeared in late December in a lymph node behind her collarbone. The good news is that it did not travel far from it’s original site. Recent scans show it’s not in her brain or bones. The further good news is that it did not reappear anywhere that had been previously treated with radiation and chemotherapy. This means that the doctors can treat this new tumor aggressively and the treatment is likely to work. We have been assured that this cancer is still curable.
The bad news is that the treatment for this second round is way more intense than the last (and we thought that round was challenging!) This means that in addition to more intense chemo and radiation, she needs more supplements and alternative therapies to keep her fighting. She’s much weaker with this new treatment and needs to spend more on transportation to and from treatments. She has a hard time doing basic tasks, like preparing food for herself and the pets. Even getting dressed to go to chemo/radiation treatments is a challenge. Small tasks are not just physically, but also emotionally, overwhelming. This “brain fog” and the accompanying extreme energy drain are common, yet hideous side effects of the treatment. Worse yet, these effects will continue for months after treatment has stopped. This means we have no idea when she can return to work.
We are deeply grateful for your astoundingly generous donations of over $100,000 last year. It’s the support of her community—and we mean emotional, physical, and psychic support, as well as financial—that helps Kate #StayAlive. We still have a bit of that $100,000 left and we are stretching it as far as it can possibly go. (Let me take a moment to thank the people who are currently providing their services and products at reduced cost.) But Kate is going to run out of money very soon.
In short, if Kate is going to #StayAlive, she needs the financial support of her community once again. Kate wants me to be sure to tell you how hard it is to ask for this kind of support. She knows many of you have financial challenges of your own. Please give only if and what you can afford. All of the money raised goes directly towards Kate’s treatment.
Here’s the PayPal link to donate: http://bit.ly/1pkRV4K
Whether or not you can donate, you can help Kate #StayAlive by letting others know how they can help. Please forward/post/distribute this message widely. For inquiries and/or offers of help, write to KateStayAlive(at) gmail (dot) com.
And just so you know, Kate is truly appreciative of all the supportive tweets and other messages she’s been receiving. Please understand that although it’s hard for her to respond to all of them, they mean the world to her.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
& Team Kate
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Oh wow OK let’s please signal boost this because some recent ones have been GIFs of horror and so on, and that makes Tumblr incredibly unsafe for a good amount of people. S:
SEEKING VOICE ACTORS!!
Specifically seeking POC / TRANS / GENDERFLUID / QUEER / DISABLED / NEURODIVERGENT / OTHERWISE MARGINALIZED voice actors!!
Audition to join multimedia production group Oscar Moreau - a group made up of marginalized people creating media that stars marginalized people. More on the character and the audition process under the cut.
Even if you personally do not plan on auditioning, please, reblog for your followers who might be interested!
Hey guys! So like, this is a huge first, but we have literally not received any auditions!! We’re halfway to the deadline and we’re still at zero. So boost this and tell all your friends with good voices they can talk for us if they wanna. Thanks for your help!
i keep seein cool people i follow reblogging cissexist posts so please remember!! having a vagina doesnt automatically make someone a woman! and having a penis doesnt always make someone a man!!! the whole genitals = gender way of thinking is harmful to trans, nonbinary, and intersex people so please remember and try not to reblog posts that reinforce this idea!!! thank you ^___^
(Source: droidkids, via bidyke)
Facebook is officially way too good at making me dislike people I used to appreciate. Getting so tired of what I learn about people I know there.
Imagine you’re in a cafe and someone asks you whether you want a coffee. In English, the conversation might go like this:
"Do you want a coffee?"
And a few minutes later you’d have a coffee in front of you. But if you said this is French, the result would be very different:
"Voulez-vous un café?"
No coffee would arrive. Because ‘merci’ on its own like that means “thanks but no thanks”. You’re refusing. If you want to say “yes”, you would have to say “yes” (“oui”) or “please” (“s’il vous plaît”) or “yes thanks” (“oui merci”) or the like.