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Cassendre Xavier's Housing Fund

$730 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 1 month
Cassendre Xavier  PHILADELPHIA, PA


WHO I AM & WHAT I DO:
I am a performing and recording singer-songwriter-guitarist, a longtime publishing multi-genre writer, and an award-winning ($15,000 Leeway Transformation Award) community arts organizer in Philadelphia, PA who has recently become disabled and homeless (1 year in shelter, and the past 7 months on the streets).
 I have kept "my condition" secret until now (except to very close friends and family), but now is the time to be askin' for help from my appreciators far, and wide, longtime familiar, and also new like you! 
 I am trying to raise funds and build resources to rent motel/hotel rooms, and move into a house or apartment as soon as possible. I've been secretly living on the streets since June 2016, and was in a homeless shelter before that for a year. About my work:
Since 1991 I have released 9 recordings, several chapbooks, presented several workshops and classes, and created several support groups, wrote, directed and produced one play, and founded and produce arts events for the community. I sing, play the guitar, write songs, write essays and poetry about humor, spirituality, addictions/abuse/recovery/sobriety, mental health/illness/managment, erotica/sexuality, self help/personal growth/self-actualization, and love/romance/relationships.
A child sexual and physical abuse survivor, I was diagnosed in 1993 with Bipolar 2 and Posttraumatic Stress (PTSD) disorders. Off and on since then I've been in therapy and on medication.

MY CRISIS:
After 20+ years of living with my symptoms caused me to be chronically unemployed for the last 10+ years. This caused me to lose the ability to obtain independent housing, and begin to depend on relatives and romantic partners. The death of my financial and housing-providing partner of 4 years, in March 2013, paired with my illness-caused inability to earn sufficient and steady income, began a cycle of neediness that burdened friends and family members.
In June 2015 I entered an emergency women's shelter.
In June 2016 I was discharged and had no place to go. Since then, with the exception of 3 weeks at the home of a mental health program peer (a former drug addict with mental illness who later proved unstable with uncontrolled anger issues), I have lived without a residence. Since June 2016 I have been what is called "street homeless" *(as opposed to "shelter homeless"). I sleep on public transportation, at transit stations, and when I can get it, a hotel or motel room. I rely on occasional income from my digital music sales, and the conveniences of being a woman who dates men. On average I am able to sleep in a bed 1-3 a week.
As a result I have added health issues like edema (swelling of the legs and feet, very common among homeless people, who find it diffult to find places to lie down to sleep), and worsened symptoms of my obstructive sleep apnea (due to not being able to use my CPAP breathing machine enough), and negative impacts to my mental health recovery and management. (I also have hypertension and the added stress of being on the streets is not good for me, my mental health, or stress.)

WHAT I NEED & HOW YOU CAN HELP (WITH OR WITHOUT MONEY!):

$$$$$ MONEY!! $$$$$
I need immediate funds to rent a hotel or motel room at least 3 times week, and soon rent a room ($400/month).

RESOURCES/TEMPORARY LODGING:
1) A place to sleep. It can be once a week, or more than once a week, or just one time. Guest bedroom, couch, even floor with soft bedding or sleeping bag in a safe environment will be much better than what I've got now. I do not need to shower there (YMCA membership!) nor eat your food (EBT card, and if needed, food pantries!). I just need a place to sleep horizontally, with my breathing machine attatched. I am child- and pet-friendly, non-smoking and non-drinking, and can provide references of friends and concert promoters who have hosted me before. I am a quiet houseguest and even wear earplugs regularly for peaceful solitude.

2) Legal and social service help to apply for Social Security disability benefits. With continued self-care and support, until I am stable enough to perform enough concerts to pay my way (something that hasn't happened in over 10 years and that I'm not sure my mental health could support at this time), I could really use the $700/month SSI/SSDI for rent. With it, I could have a place to live whether or not I am able to work (and I haven't been able to, for several years).
I am turning to you, my friends, family, and audience of readers, listeners and appreciators of my work, for this assistance, because in my 1+ years experience, the people who are paid to help someone with my needs are not generally interested in helping me, because I suppose they think I have it together enough to not need their help. My appreciators outside of the social service sector won't have that issue. Even in my busking (subway performance) days I have met attorneys who are now fans. Regardless of how it comes, I will have income to not live on the streets anymore, disability beneftits or not. But it comes after asking for help, not before :)

A NEW BOYFRIEND? :)
A heterosexual male therapist of mine urged me to add to my list of qualifications on my dating search, someone I could move in with. I think this is a good idea and he made it sound like a very reachable task.
So, if you're a guy who is seeking a gal and you have a place with space you wish to share with a live-in girlfriend who wouldn't be required to pay rent, read my list of preferences - perhaps we may be a match!
PERSONAL AD TIME!
I am a vibrant and youthful 47 year-earned SBF BBW who is very kinky (sensual, domestic D/s) and in general does NOT engage in what is commonly thought of as conventional "intimacy" (I'm being very subtle in my language here because I want to keep my campaign as acceptable and shareable as possible!). I am polyamorous (long-term committed non-monogamous/open relationships) and naturally Dominant.
My type of man is: White, age 40-60, receding hairline/bald, wears eyeglasses, average build, intelligent, patient, non-smoking, submissive or very accommodating, very kinky, and has space in his public transportation-accessible home (I don't drive) as well as in his heart for a sweet, funny, highly energetic (yet also quiet and mellow) take-charge type of woman.
My severe mood disorder and PTSD symptoms do not seem to hinder me from forming sexual or romantic relationships, although, like employment - perhaps because it also involves regular contact with many folks, I haven't been able to have or keep a platonic relationship for several years.
My symptoms have been managed for the last 2+ years with medication and 2-3x weekly group and individual therapy sessions. My creative endeavors also are very healing to me (writing, singing, performing).
I am often very irritable, but I know when it's happening, and take appropriate action, such as finding a place to be alone for a while.
Okay! With all of that, and now addressing any potential mate(s):
If you'd like to meet Me and see if W/we're a match to start dating, with the prospects of My moving in if you and I click, then either privately message Me through this post, or through another email address you have for Me. If I don't know you, I will ask that you send me 2-3 current face pics before W/we continue. When you write, you will address Me as "Goddess". That is all. :)

WHAT I AM OFFERING AS THANKS:
For all donations of $30 or more, and while supplies last, I offer to mail you a copy of one of my musical or spoken word guided meditation CDs (US Postal service to the domestic USA). If you'd like me to send you the music digitally, you can inquire but I can't guarantee I'll be able to do that. Feeling pretty overwhelmed these days and can only do some things. That one's not easy for me to do. But that could change by the time you ask. So ask away!)
For all donations of $75 or more, plus a meal at your place, I offer you an in-persun spiritual/angel reading. This involves my writing down the divine guidance I receive as you speak or after you have answered a few questions I have. I read to and hand you my writings when we're done. You can record the session if you wish. People LOVE these and consider them to be not only helpful but very accurate. Loving spirit always amazes! :)
For donations of $150 or more I offer a house concert at your home, coffeehouse, house of worship, or community center. I will also sing at a nursing home, shelter, or wherever I am invited that is safe and appropriate and may be a blessing to people (it always is to me!). (References for house concerts and house of worship performance are available upon requestification. :) )
Donations of more than $150 are highly welcome and I haven't figured out anything for that. I find that larger donations are made without need of any more reward than knowing they helped. But if you would like an arts-related reward for your donation, please let me know, thanks!

In spite of what I have written above, all but the CDs are also available for free if we negotiate a mutually beneficial compensation arrangement - such as I do a house concert that you don't pay for, but you get 20 of your friends to pay $10 each, and so forth. Or you put me up for a couple of days and make me dinner and I give you an angel reading, etc.! We are amazingly gifted and abundant creators - let's think outside the box and make a deal!

WHAT I HAVE DONE TO HELP MYSELF (AND MY COMMUNITIES):
1) Housing attempts: 2015 convinced then boyfriend to let me move into a vacant property of his and rent out rooms and live there. No one was interested, and I lost that residence. 2015 lived for many months or over a year with relatives. Had to move out when they were expecting their 3rd child and needed the space. In shelter I had regular meetings with case managers and filled out countless applications and went to do errands to get housing. Nothing ever came of all of my efforts over a year period and working with 4 case managers. I spent weeks trying to rent a unit using a rapid re-housing voucher I head. Nothing panned out and I lost that opportunity. With my last $500 I went to look at a $300/month room but passed on it because it was slumlord heaven and I'd rather ride the subway all night to sleep than be in house full of loud people getting high off of drugs and alcohol all night.
2) Self-care: While in shelter I took care of several health issues such as researched and participated in a sleep study which got me my official diagnosis of sleep apnea (although I knew I had the symptoms for over 20 years), got a CPAP breathing machine, which I borrowed for a year and earned it with proper use - now it's mine free and clear! I got my eyes examined for the first time in many years. I kept my usual therapy appointments and took my medication regularly. I met with everyone I was supposed to meet with all the time, and I continued to research, find, and use all the resources I used, including the sleep center.
3) COMMUNITY SERVICE: Kept a vibrant and positive presence on social media. Came to be known as the self-care goddess. Wrote articles monthly for Wisdom Magazine, including my popular series: "Soulmate Attraction for the Rest of Us: Dating & Relationships for the Polyamorous, Recovering, Survivor & Tantric," and "Living with Bipolar Disorder." Blogged more spiritual and sexual/erotic writing under my names Amrita Waterfalls and Endowed Goddess. Write my weekly "Goddess Sundays" series. Organized and produced the 10th Black Women's Arts Festival (Philly 2016). Released my well-received and reviewed 7th album "Hope". Did spiritual readings (angels, ancestors, spirit guides) for folks, paid, and unpaid. Blogged poetry. And more!

PROSPECTS, HOPES & EXPECTATIONS:
I just learned that a check will soon be mailed to me for my work on the 10th Black Women's Arts Festival. Once that arrives, it should be enough for me to rent a room for at least one month. So, I expect to receive that at some point - it could be weeks, but it shouldn't be months.
I expect to keep meeting and dating (interviewing!) potential long-term partner(s) for the usual good stuff PLUS HOUSING!
I expect to keep making the art that I make (writing, music) even when I'm living on the street. NOTHING can stop me! I'll be doin' it from the clouds, yo!
I expect to keep working on the last 2 of my 4-part "Affirmations for Survivors" guided meditation series: "Sexuality" and "Life Skills" (first two, "Self-Love" and "Spirituality" were released in 2007).
I expect to keep up with that great spiritual practice of gratitude. (And I have so much to be thankful for!)
I expect to keep staying strong and getting better and better at self-care, asking for, and receiving help!
My hope is that more of you will buy my music at Spotify, CD Baby, etc.!
My hope is that the love and inspiration I've put out over the past couple of years in all the ways that I have will come back to me in completely wonderful and often surprising ways!
I hope you are inspired by my asking and are emboldened to do the same whenever you need to!


LINKS FOR FURTHER CONTACT OR ENJOYMENT:

Official/primary website: http://cassEndrExavier.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cassendrexavier
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CassendreXavier
Erotic blog: http://amritawaterfalls.blogspot.com
Listen free at Bandcamp:  http://bit.ly/21ba7UE
Watch my videos at YouTube:  http://bit.ly/1LFXsN2
Buy CDs and Downloads at CD Baby:  http://bit.ly/1STG2Es
iTunes:  http://apple.co/1K7zV5g
and most of my income from my music comes from Spotify.  http://bit.ly/1VeaieF

I can't thank you enough... but I'll try :)

Thank you thank you thank you for being yourself and for doing what you can, even if that's a prayer, one of the greatest gifts of all.
Please hold a vision of my success and comfort, as I do of yours.
I thank you in advance for your time, consideration, and generosity of positive spirit!

Blessings in art and community,

Cassendre Xavier
aka Amethyste Rah, Amrita Waterfalls, and Endowed Goddess
renaissance negresse (musician, writer, fine artist, actress)
Multi-media healing artist
Founder of the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (est. 2002)
Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (est. 2003)
http://cassEndrExavier.com

P.S. Just because I'm cheery and grateful, doesn't mean my situation isn't dire and I don't need your help. It is and I do! :)
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22 days ago
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“Me! Me! Me!” a Cassendre Xavier museletter
The “Helpful Friends” ediccione, if you will. (As it were.)

Friday, February 3, 2017
An undisclosed lair (aka “hotel” :) ) in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

GREETINGS
HELPFUL MAN FRIENDS
FUNDRAISING, THE LAW OF ATTRACTION (OR THE LAW OF EXPECTATION, AS THE CHRISTIANS SAY!) AND THE POWER OF WORDS
GOFUNDME HOUSING FUNDRAISER UPDATE
LINKATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION
Z) FAREWELL BLESSING & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Dear Friends and total strangers whom I have never met or even heard of not even once,

How’s it goin’.
I’m feeling pretty good. Thank you for being part of my reading and caring audience. If you didn’t pay attention to what I say and do, I would not feel as supported. Attention is good. I appreciate you!

1)HELPFUL MAN FRIENDS
Some time ago I put it out there (“in the Universe” as my hippie New Agers/”ancient wisdom” peers say) that I wanted men friends who added more comfort to my life. And that’s recently been happening. It feels really good to receive support, especially emotional. Sometimes a man will be gruff but then I hear so much warmth and care in his voice, and see his actions follow suit.
It took me a long time to start manifesting helpful man friends, to see or experience helpfulness in the man friends I already had, because of my very strong desire to be a fully independent womon.
Energetically and mathematically it didn’t match to not want to depend on a man and also attract men who would help me fix the major problem(s) in my life, financially speaking. I envied women who did have this kind of support, particularly if their relationships were healthy and loving.
I don’t have anyone paying my bills or putting me up or providing me a home. I am not even receiving large amounts of cash. But I am receiving more small and medium, and always significant material and emotional gifts and gestures of affection, respect, and definite support. Care, I suppose it is. Care of a different kind - one I hadn’t asked for before, nor expected to receive. Both are happening now and I am truly grateful.
I know I shouldn’t be that grateful. It should be a given and I, like you, and like everyone else is, I am definitely worthy of care, affection, respect, and material and emotional support of various and reasonable kinds.
But we all have our issues, and while we are confident in some areas, others - not so much.
I think gratitude is what really counts in attitude, so I focus on that. That helps me remove the focus from how I “should” be feeling. I have more help from my men friends and I’m happy about that. I think that’s the key - to be happy but not over-grateful. :)

2)FUNDRAISING, THE LAW OF ATTRACTION (OR THE LAW OF EXPECTATION, AS THE CHRISTIANS SAY!) AND THE POWER OF WORDS

3)GOFUNDME HOUSING FUNDRAISER UPDATE
The fundraiser is now at $630! Thank you to all who have donated! I have been using the funds to pay for very reasonably priced hotel room stays that have been a big help to me. I am feeling much better, and lighter. I have been able to see humor appear in my writing - humor I used to write a lot of when I first started my museletters years ago. When shortly after the first donations came in I read back an email I had sent out, and I saw that I had been funny in it, I was surprised, because I hadn’t seen any humor in my writing in a very long time. I had completely forgotten I was ever even funny in my emailing to ye, my audience types. This told me I was really “in a shape” as a sweetie of mine says. This is why I say thank you so often, because I really do respond well to help. I also seem to have a ridiculously high tolerance for emotional and physical discomfort, which is why so many years can go by without my even noticing my sense of humor had withered away, thankfully only temporarily.
Of course it would be even funnier if I was the only one who thought what I wrote was funny, and if I in fact have lost my funny and would never again regain it. That would be high-LARIOUS!
Thanks, people. I will write another fundraiser update soon. :)

To read, to learn, to giveth of thyself, and/or to shareth with othereths:
https://www.gofundme.com/CXHousing

4)LINKATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION

My Bandcamp storefront (most, but not all of my musical albums. All of my spoken word guided meditation albums) https://cassendrexavier.bandcamp.com

Visit the Cassendre Xavier Music Gallery (this is where most of any music online sales income comes from. Cha-ching!!) http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/cassendrexavier

Where I put most of my lovin’ attention, writer-wise, on a daily-like basis: All of the Facebooks (its birthday of which is tomorrow, by the way - Happy Birthday, Facebook!) https://m.facebook.com/cassendrexavier. And also on all of the Twitters henceforth:
https://mobile.twitter.com/CassendreXavier

My primary blog:
http://cassendrexavier.blogspot.com, where you can read my latest posts “How to Talk About Your Problems,” and “What’s Wrong with Being Broken?”

Selected Wisdom Magazine Articles:

10 Powerful & Loving Thoughts & Affirmations for the New Year
Living with Bipolar Disorder: Women’s Issues & Needs
Redefining Sobriety: When You Don’t Fit in the Recovery Box
Soulmate Attraction for the Rest of Us: “It’s Complicated”
Don’t Save the Best for Last

View them at http://wisdom-magazine.com/ArticleArchives.aspx?isLike=true&author=cassendre%20xavier (or http://www.tinyurl.com/CXWisdom)

Z)FAREWELL BLESSING & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
I wish for you increased self-empowerment and self-actualization, today and every day going forward.
I’d like to thank all of my supporters in recent years and especially in recent months.
This issue of Me! Me! Me! is dedicated to my supportive man friends who have brought comfort to my life during some very difficult challenges of the past year or so.
The tablet I am writing this on is a gift from one of my main squeezes. The lovely hotel room and desk I am sitting at is a gift from myself, from my fundraiser donors, and from another squeeze.
A gal can never have too many friends, that is, until it is time to manifest Her one and primary. But that is for another time and museletter ;)

Thank you as always, for your continued support of my art/work, and therefore, life.

Very best,
Cassendre Xavier (aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls, aka Endowed Goddesss)
renaissance negresse (musician, writer, actress, fine artist)
$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning Founder & Director of the Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002)
Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003)
Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com


Copyright © 2017 by Cassendre Xavier. All rights reserved.
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Update 3
Posted by Cassendre Xavier
27 days ago
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Dear Friends!
Thank you for your growing contributions to my housing fundraiser! As of this typing, you have donated $580 (of the $3,000 goal)!
I am enjoying the temporary relief that hotel stays have given me, but I see that it's time to find something more economical. That is my new goal for immediate relief from street homelessness (since June 2016, and shelter homelessness before that, since June2015).
I do not want anyone to feel embarrassed or bad for me, because I am enjoying all there is to enjoy in life! And now that I've come out of the homelessness closet, I feel free to speak about what's been going on for me.
Unfortunately, I don't seem to have the energy to do this, nor for the many other projects I've been wanting to either complete, or promote. This lack of energy has much to do with the symptoms of my mental illness and trauma history (Bipolar 2 and PTSD), which while managed with medication and weekly psychotherapy, still significantly slow down my activities, and limit my ability to engage with others.
I would like to begin to dwell on what I am doing and can offer and sell, instead of what I am lacking and am seeking assistance with...
I have 7 albums of music and 2 of spoken word guided meditation albums (CD and download) at:
http://cdbaby.com/all/cassendre
You can also listen at http://cassendrexavier.bandcamp.com
Also, at Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon, among others.
You can read my spiritual/uplifting/personal growth articles at Wisdom Magazine's online edition: http://tinyurl.com/CXWisdom
And you can read my other writings at my:
Main blog http://cassendrexavier.blogspot.com, and
Erotic blog http://amritawaterfalls.blogspot.com
You can watch me talking and singing and making raw vegan foods at my YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/cassendrexavier
You can call my Free, 24-hour Inspiration Line at 215-552-8850

To contribute to or financially support my art/work, and therefore, life, please visit my fundraising campaign at http://GoFundMe.com/CXHousing
Feel free to share it with others if you think they might be interested :)
If you would like to discuss other methods of payment, you can message me here or via Facebook, etc.
I feel so much better to have finally written this. I've wanted to write this all day. Procrastination hurts! But the relief when action is finally taken, is sawwwweeeet!
Well, that's all for now.
Thanks for being here, and I'll write again soon!

Cassendre Xavier
(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls, aka Endowed Goddess)
renaissance negresse
(musician, writer, actress, fine artist)
Multi-Media Healing Artist
http://cassendrexavier.com
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Recent writings (from my main blog):
Goddess Sundays: Deciding What to Believe, or Whose Intellectual Heritage?
Bipolar Chronicles: Relationship Alternatives for the Perpetually Grumpy!
manos (poem)
Goddess Sundays: Tired & Creative
3 Reasons to Keep Going
Intro to Green Smoothies Part 1 of 3
Affirmations Intro by Amethyste Rah
Increasing Self-Love...Affirmations
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Posted by Cassendre Xavier
1 month ago
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Dear *Friends,

Hello! How are you!
I am well, I am abundant, I am joyful, I am creative, I am productive, and I am whole!
I have lots of love, rest, and pleasure in my life, I am well supported in many ways.
This is why it has taken me so long to discuss a major challenge I have been having, and that is obtaining stable housing.
There are many reasons I didn't talk about it, and I'm still not even saying it now - because I don't FEEL like I'm suffering and need to ask for help.
But the fact is that the time has come to create a portal for those of you who appreciate my work and what I do to hopefully uplift, inspire, encourage, and entertain - that I create a space for you to step into and say, "Thank you, Cassendre. I want to help you continue your work."
Basically, I was living in a homeless shelter for one year (June 2015-June 2016), and I've been "street homeless" since June 2016. My campaign talks more about it, and I'm sure many of you will be shocked to read it.

Since posting, I have already received two generous donations, and this is before I even wrote to my email contacts.
The campaign description includes my most urgent need, hotel/motel rooms, and I am very grateful that I'm covered for the next/this current week.
Even better is that I just received a thousand dollar check for some creative work I did last year.
I am now free to order the hotel/motel rooms that will allow me to be more comfortable, so I can return to the joyful work I was doing.

For that past couple of years, while I was homeless, (and still am as we type this), I still released my album "Hope" http://cdbaby.com/all/cassendre, kept up with my Wisdom Magazine monthly column http://tinyurl.com/CXWisdom, wrote a lot on Facebook http://facebook.com/cassendrexavier and Twitter http://twitter.com/cassendrexavier, and on my blog http://cassendrexavier.blogspot.com. I still produced the 9th & 10th Black Women's Arts Festival (9th, I went home to a shelter, and 10th I went "home" to public transportation or transit station or the then much less frequent hotel/motel room stay). And I even resumed and continue to maintain my Free, 24hr Inspiration Line 215-552-8850.

All of this is in service not only to my art of multi-media healing and self-expression, but also to one of last of my 4-part album series Affirmations for Survivors: "Life Skills". I knew when I first announced that I would be working on this, that my life would change drastically, just so that I could learn whatever I needed to, to make this spoken word guided meditation album (first two were "Self-Love", and "Spirituality, released in August 2007").
Friday and Saturday night I went out to dinner and then slept over a sweetie's. Tonight I do not have lodging. Tomorrow night, I will be at a hotel room alone. By Tuesday I will have funds to rent at least two more hotel rooms for the week.

And hopefully very soon I will find a room to rent for under $400/month - one that is safe, quiet, and free of drug- and alcohol-abusing tenants.
I am very very grateful to have had this journey, and to finally be free to share/talk about it, with you, my faithful audience and supporters.
This is what I wanted - to be able to come to you for help while still celebrating the joy and abundance in my life.

will continue to, even when I've moved into a room, just as I will still need your help even when I am fully independent financially, touring Europe as a "successful" singer-songwriter-guitarist. The help will be sometimes financial, and it will sometimes not be. I may ask you to fund a new album, or new project, as many artists to regularly, ask of their fans and appreciators. Or I may ask you to buy my work, or visit my restaurant, who knows.

Right now I'm asking you to fund my way to steady housing, something I have not experienced in years, due to my personal challenges of being a child/sexual abuse survivor with mental health issues (Bipolar & PTSD). We all have our stories to tell, and we all are affected by them.
My story just happens to be very public and contain arts-related projects to mark my time on earth. I hope I have been and will continue to be helpful to you.
Thank you to those of you who have donated your thoughts, prayers, well-wishes, praise, positivity, love, and money to the cause that is the renaissance negresse.
Thank you and I welcome even more!

With warm appreciation,


Cassendre Xavier
aka Amethyste Rah, Amrita Waterfalls, and Endowed Goddess
renaissance negresse (musician, writer, fine artist, actress)
Multi-media healing artist
Founder of the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (est. 2002)
Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (est. 2003)
http://cassEndrExavier.com
Fundraiser link (please share!): https://www.gofundme.com/CXHousing
*Special hello to Gretchen-not-Gwen!-Elise, and A Certain Anonymous Donor :)


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Update 1
Posted by Cassendre Xavier
1 month ago
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Thursday, 19 January 2017
West Philadelphia (aka "University City" & "Left of Center"!)

Dear Friends!
I am soooo happy with the results so far and already! I didn't even get to email any of my contacts, and the first donor, from Facebook, totally blessed me by getting the donation ball rolling (aka "the donations party started"!) at a whopping two hunnert and fitty dollas, yo!
Thank you! (And the next was a hundred!)
I am just so grateful and feel freed up to relax a little, enough to reach out more and write my friends, readers, listeners, appreciators, not only updates on this fundraiser, but what I've been experiencing living on the streets recently (, the last 7 months and still as of this typing) and in shelter for a whole year before that, but also sharing all the writing and creativity. I'm also almost ready to start talking about the major crisis I was dealing with isofar as my music is concerned - how and why I stopped writing songs, how that soooo affected my finances, and brought my basic living situation to what it is - and how I've been still sharing inspiration and trying to help people however I could - even while homeless. (I will also be giving classes on how to write ridiculously long run-on sentences - HA!)
Blessings be to thee who readeth Moi's writing.
Thanks for being here and letting me be mice elf again :)

With much appreciatoids,

Cassendre Xavier
aka Amethyste Rah, Amrita Waterfalls & Endowed Goddess
renaissance negresse
(musician, writer, fine artist, actress)
Multi-media healing artist
All rights reserved - and Never let it be said!
http://cassEndrExavier.com
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$730 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 1 month
Created January 17, 2017
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Stacey M
18 days ago

Sending so much love today on your birthday, and everyday XO

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Anonymous
25 days ago
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Jennifer Decker
1 month ago

This contribution actually came from someone in my meditation group who spontaneously approached me, upon hearing about your fundraiser, and handed me a $100 bill. The $15 is from me :)

SD
$5
Shahn Dickson
1 month ago

I really wish I could give more.

KD
$50
Kelli Dunham
1 month ago

So sorry to hear about your situation! I am going to ask around about SSI attorneys. I wonder also about patreon?

BG
$50
Beulah Gordon-Skinner
1 month ago
JG
$100
John Green
1 month ago

I wish I had more to give you. Be well!

$250
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1 month ago
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