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Good Morning Sweet Spirits!
I am excitedly here to ask for your support in femmeifesting funds so myself & two other community healers can attend the Allied Media Conference (AMC) in Detroit, Michigan next week! The gaggle of community healers who are going on this trip include myself, my kiddo Panda, & our friend Mindy.
WHO ARE WE?
Panda & I are an indigenous femme mom panda & baby pandafemme duo. Together, we do intergenerational healing together & inspire others by sharing our truths & showing up again & again for each other & our communities near & far.
Panda is a 10-year-old babe genius Ancestor who likes to spend their free time drawing, playing video games, & sharing the events of the day. They are not into femmephobia, apocalyptic movies with natural disaster themes, or feeling ignored.
I, Lettie, still can't believe I made it to 31. Every year feels like a scary miracle. As a community healer, I frequently hold space & inspire others to connect with their healing by sharing my own healing process, communing with the Ancestors, & paying close attention to the signs that are always there.
Mindy & I met at a backyard party late fall of 2012. Mindy is a white, raised middle class, community healer whose vision of community care & revolutionary accessibility overlaps my own. She has kept me alive on more than one occasion, never shaming me for how I navigate the fucked up shit that happens to me. Mindy's attendance means that I can focus on volunteering at the Healing Justice Space & fine tuning my presentation because I know that we both care about Panda & Panda trusts her.
WHY ARE WE GOING?
I am volunteering for the second year at AMC's Healing Justice Space & co-presenting "Femme of Color Altar-Making Healing Space" in the Femme 4 Femme Track. When I asked Panda why they felt it was important to go again, they said, "I want to go there because there's amazing people that I like, people that I get to know, people like me...probably...stuff like that. It feels really nice! I feel safe! I like it." Mindy will be volunteering with child care as part of her dream and working towards having spaces with youth, with child care, with food, reciprocity and love.
As community healers, it is so valuable for us to spend time with other community healers, organizers, & visionaries that inspire us, hold us, & recognize who we are. AMC is a place where we can fill up so we can come back to Salt Lake & continue to love, give, witness, name, & survive for ourselves, each other, & probably you.
WHAT DO WE NEED?
We need your support through reposts, signal boosts, & sharing with your networks! We also need donations, $5, $10, $20--every dollar really matters & helps us tremendously! Our goal is $900, & so far we have $15. $900 would cover transportation, lodging, & food for 3 people. We gotta drive because flying is outrageously expensive for us.
You can donate to your Paypals at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org! If you can, send it via the friends & family option so we can receive all of your generosity!
Now we need $585 so we can be on our way to a car rental & gas!
Thank you for all the support thus far, for making our community healer dreams come true. XOXO
Often the work we do as cultural workers, as holders, containers for communities, as community healers, is not widely heralded due to the way fucked up systems erase our value, demeans & exploit our labour, & pretends like we anyone could do what we do. Well, if that was true, things would be different. So show solidarity & support for us as community healers & help us reach our goal! We'll be here, pushing, crying, grieving, holding, organizing, dreaming, & living our lives despite it all.