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Raised by 50 people in 42 months
Bevin Branlandingham  BROOKLYN, NY
Hello, my beautiful and gentle readers. As you may know, anything that starts that way is obviously asking for something, and this is no exception. I'm reaching out to the readers of my almost five year old blog to help keep my blog running, keep my life moving, and keep my work progressing in the ways you've come to know and love.

You might have noticed that I haven't been posting as much lately. My laptop, which is the lifeblood to all of my creative and professional pursuits, has been on its last legs for almost a year. As a result, Queer Fat Femme, and my other endeavors, have suffered. The relentless documentation of my life is a huge passion of mine and I love populating my blog with photos, but I can no longer process new photos! Lesbian Tea Basket has been put on the back burner, as my computer will no longer play videos. I've also had to table some dire Word Press issues on the back end of the website (my RSS feed is still spotty), and cancel the hosting for the back issues of the FemmeCast podcast.

Aside from the laptop issues, I've had some life struggles that have made it difficult for me to focus on building my femme-pire. Life as a freelance lawyer is not always as glamorous as I make it look, and sometimes I feel that all I can do is hustle hustle hustle, which leaves little time for quality content.

As you know, I strive for excellence in all areas of my life, and this blog is no exception. Each blog post takes between three and twenty hours to write, code, photo edit and publish, with most averaging about six hours. I want to keep bringing you the parade of abundance that you come here for, and I simply can't sustain at the rate I'm going. So I'm asking for your help.

Asking for help is hard, but I know if I don't get ahead, I won't be able to do the work I feel so passionately about. After listening to my friends and my heart, I've come to the realization that I need to open this up to the public.

I have SO MUCH I want to bring you! I'm finalizing my memoir, have several episodes of Lesbian Tea Basket just waiting to be unleashed, have so much love to spread, so much to share about the turns of my life over the past 6 months, and I can't wait to share with you!

If I have I made you smile, helped you cope, given you insight, helped you climb out of a bad relationship, threw a party where you met your sweetie, brought perspective to your messy breakup, or made your life amazing in any other way, that's truly a reward of its own, but warm fuzzies sadly don't pay my vet bills, medical bills or buy a new computer.

SO: I'm starting a Go Fund Me campaign! I've put together some really fun prizes that might be of interest to you, and some of my amazing friends have generously volunteered some work of their own. Of course, I'm hoping you'll contribute because this work is valuable and you want me to continue to be able to do so, but perks don't hurt!

Please consider donating and picking up an awesome gift along the way! Maybe think of it as a subscription to something you love to read and want to sustain! Please consider signal boosting, as well! It's cliche, but every little bit really does help.


I'm raising $5,000 because it's the amount I need to get out from under my mountain but also because it's $1,000 for every year I've been writing this blog!

I am so grateful for the life I live, and for all of you readers for your comments, affection, and strength. I'm also especially grateful for my amazing, worldwide queer family. We're changing the world. Thank you for letting me be a part of it!

Photo by Grace Chu.
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Update 4
Posted by Bevin Branlandingham
37 months ago
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Hey everyone! I'm working on the prizes! I was hoping to have them done by now but having a girlfriend going through surgeries and chemo has slowed stuff down. I will update progress and before I mail things out will email to verify your address is still correct! It's also not too late to donate if people in your life want a bandana with a fat glitter unicorn on it.
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Update 3
Posted by Bevin Branlandingham
41 months ago
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Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far! Your support of my body positive mission and artistic endeavors means the world to me! I'm ordering the screens for the hand printed items and will update when they're done and being shipped out (hopefully in the next 2-3 weeks). The posters should be here in about a week and I'll ship those out, too. I'm keeping the fund drive open for awhile, so share with your friends!
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Update 2
Posted by Bevin Branlandingham
42 months ago
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A little over a week into the campaign and I'm 20% to my goal! This is awesome! There are some prize levels that Go Fund Me had to take down because they didn't meet terms of use but you can still get them if you go to queerfatfemme.com!
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Update 1
Posted by Bevin Branlandingham
42 months ago
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There's a new prize level! A hot butch from Kansas City, MO is donating a beer package at the $80 level! "KCMO beer love package
2 bottles of Boulevard Bourbon Barrel quad (2013 and 2011) http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/423/43670
2 bomber bottles from the smokestack series if your choice. http://www.boulevard.com/beers/smokestack-series/year-round/
And a t-shirt or hat of your choice." Thanks to Jen for the reward and THANK YOU to everyone who has donated or social media supported the fundraiser!
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Martin Fargan
28 months ago

Get a job.

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$2,290 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 42 months
Created September 18, 2013
Bevin Branlandingham  
$10
Good Intentions
I will drop good intentions on you via twitter! My benevolent wishes are totally powerful.
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Potpourri
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A selection of home-created witchy potpourri lovingly and magically made by Jacqueline Mary!
$15
Postcard
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I'll send you a postcard with my benevolent wishes on it! Snail mail rules!
$20
Guest List
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I'll guest list you to my event of your choice within the next year. Maybe you were going to go to Rebel Cupcake anyway?
$25
Fat Unicorn
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One fat unicorn pink bandanna, silk screened by me.
$30
Original Poster
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One "You Are Incredibly Resilient" poster. Conceived by me, designed by JLV, 11" x 14" and a great reminder to stay strong in an oppressive world!
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Tote Bag
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A tote bag that says "Fat on the inside."
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Tote Bag
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A tote bag that says "All Bodies Are Good Bodies."
$41
Rebel Cupcakes
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Morgan Hart, resident Cupcake Princess at Rebel Cupcake, will bake you a dozen gourmet cupcakes to be picked up in Brooklyn!
$50
My Memoir
Receive an unpublished chapter from my memoir--dishy dyke drama, misunderstood fat politics and a lot of awkward in this piece.
$69
Tarot Reading
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30 minute Tarot reading or life advice from Miss Jacqueline Mary. Redeemable via Skype or in person in NYC!
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Fiddle Lesson
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Learn to play (or enhance your playing) the fiddle with Julia Read, an amazing musician! 30 mins, can be via skype or in NYC.
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All the Things
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Both tote bags, fat unicorn bandanna and poster from earlier prize levels!
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BrandingConsult
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Marico Fayre offers marketing/branding consultation via skype! Up to 30 minutes of consultation with a professional who can take you from zero to hero!
$150
Life Advice
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30 minutes of life advice coaching via skype or phone with Bevin Branlandingham. Legal advice, self-advocacy, love your body, dating, self-esteem, etc...
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Mexico City
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Stay for a week in a gorgeous Air B&B room in Mexico City in the home of two American queer women.
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Lifetime VIP
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I will put you on the VIP list to all of my events for the rest of your lifetime. Who knows where the universe will take me? This could be worth millions!
EB
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ELOISE BRETECHE
36 months ago
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Anonymous
37 months ago
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Anonymous
37 months ago
$125
Anonymous
39 months ago
$5
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39 months ago
LD
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Lizanne Deliz
40 months ago

Love to you always, Bevin, you're an inspiration!

EM
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Emily Marsh
40 months ago

I hope it's not expensive for you to ship the bandana to the UK, I'll happily make another donation if you let me know how much it should be to cover postage. Much love! And a million thanks for your queer body loving internet presence =) xxx

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Anonymous
40 months ago
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Aleza Summit
41 months ago
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Anonymous
41 months ago
Martin Fargan
28 months ago

Get a job.

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