I am a Muslim, queer, Pakistani
woman, hoping to continue my academic career at Smith College this September. However, unforeseen circumstances have derailed that plan. My parents have an arranged
marriage set up for me that is fast approaching. I have moved out and am hoping
to go stay on my college campus to talk to administration and financial aid
services to see if attending college is feasible. I have almost no funds in my
bank account and am expecting my phone to get cut off in the upcoming months. I
have emailed the administration at my school and staying on campus requires
money that I don’t have. However, that is my only option, otherwise I will be
literally homeless. I don’t know if I will be able to attend Smith this fall,
but I want to try my best to fight for that, at this point my education is the
only thing I have and I will do everything possible to get it. Being on campus
serves the dual purpose of providing me with shelter along with giving me my
best chance to convince administration and financial aid services to help me.
I am asking for $2500.00, a
bit more than the required amount to cover transportation, a really cheap
phone, and because Ramadan is next month, and the meal plans would not cover my
specific needs. Having even $50 to cover the cost of making food according to
the times and restrictions of Ramadan would be amazing.
Thank you so much,
Here are links to summer housing information: http://www.smith.edu/reslife/break_summer.php
If the donations break the $2500.00 mark, all those funds
would automatically go towards paying for Smith College or in case that is not
feasible, towards finding housing and paying for community college. I plan on
completing my education through any means possible and any help towards that
would be greatly appreciated.
**this is not my actual facebook, it is a new one so no members of my family can track me down. I haven't uploaded any pictures for the same reason.