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Help a Writer/Artist Move to a Safe Apartment
$400 raised
140% of $285 goal
13 contributors
3 Years running
I am seeking funding to pay movers so I can live in an apartment where I will feel safe. My name is Erin Lyndal Martin.  Perhaps you know me. Perhaps you know my work. I am a widely published writer (poetry, fiction, music journalism, and ...

I am seeking funding to pay movers so I can live in an apartment where I will feel safe.

My name is Erin Lyndal Martin.  Perhaps you know me. Perhaps you know my work. I am a widely published writer (poetry, fiction, music journalism, and creative nonfiction) and artist.

I am also in a terrible living situation and need to get out.  Here is what happened:  a few months ago, I attempted suicide at home.  The paramedics ended up coming when someone figured out that I was in trouble.  In order to get me out on the gurney, they had to take a door off the hinges.  They called my landlord so she could come put the door back, which is how she found out what happened.

A few days after I got out of the hospital, my landlord began a harassment campaign against me to get me to move out. She posted a five-day notice based on my room being messy. She repeatedly conducted 'inspections" of my room.  She came into the apartment once just to make sure I was cleaning my cat's litter box. And the list goes on.

Now I am healthier and more stable. I am pursuing discrimination complaints against my current landlord.

And I was fortunate enough to find an amazing apartment, and I am thrilled about that.

I am unable to work because of disability, so I rely on Social Security payments, which are not that big, to put it mildly.  Therefore,, at this point in the month, I can't afford to pay movers, which is where you come in.

Please give as you can and I will move and hope to thrive in my new home.

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$20 USD
Photographs
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I will email you three excellent photographs I have taken.
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$50 USD
Custom poem or flash fiction
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You give me a word, and I will write a poem or piece of flash fiction around it. Please allow a week for delivery.
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$100 USD
Art
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I will mail you a piece of art I have made. You can either let me choose or I can ask questions about colors and such and make something custom.
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