Yocheved's School and Health Fund

$14,289 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 6 months
Created January 2, 2019
It feels weird to ask for dollars, especially when I’m already so well-supported by my intimate community. In the last few years, largely because of reparations, I’ve transitioned from a much bleaker reality into a a life that’s more…well, livable. I’m on track to (eventually, someday, probably) get on SSI for my many overlapping illnesses. I have access to healthcare. It’s a completely different relationship to poverty.

And yet I need a lump sum of dollars if I’m going to stay on top of things, and no amount of penny pinching can put a dent in these looming bills. So, here’s an ask.

I’m raising 20k, to replace my teeth, pay off medical bills from surgery, and finish getting my electrolysis license. Hit a girl up with jobs a sick woman can do, and please share this with people who might have a dollar or fifty to contribute. 

My teeth are a right mess. My (rapidly improving, but still poor) dental health greatly exacerbates the effects of my chronic pain disorder and now that several of my front teeth have gone missing, it’s effecting my ability to make money. Every extraction puts me out of commission (and into a fiber flare-up) for two to five weeks and leaves me feeling more self-conscious about the poverty and illness these missing teeth represent. 

The state of California has resolved to pay for dental implants, which is great, but getting all of this extensive work done through state insurance is time-consuming and often inefficient. With dollars from this fundraiser, I’ll be able to chew again and pretend to be slightly less poor than I actually am. 

With net neutrality crumbling and the tax code being ripped apart, this may well be my last chance to crowdsource Gender Affirming body mods. Haha, but really. My insurance company has been giving me cheek about covering a certain procedure and I think it’s time to prepare for the worst. What I don’t spend on my teeth and electrology certification will be used to put a downpayment on my rocking new medically necessary body mods. 

Remember when I went to school to become an electrologist and then nearly died only to emerge later, more glorious than ever, but with no electrology license? Me too. Haha, good times. I’m significantly healthier and now and under much less duress, but there’s about 12k in between me and the oh-so-close reality of being a practicing electrologist. Sticking needles into hair follicles is my quest. To serve the trans community regardless of income is my cause. But I can’t do this, fix my teeth, and pay off my surgeon at the same time. I need help bringing this goal to fruition.
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Hi everyone!❤️ So here’s an update! We are past 8Kafter 1 month and we are so overwhelmed with joy that this campaign is going so well! Thank you everyone for your love and support!! This really means the to us and it’s really everything to feel held and supported by you all. Yocheved has touched so many lives and is a ⚡️powerful⚡️ voice in our community and I’m so happy to see people lift her up like this, truly thank you all

As we enter February and black future month it’s really important to keep this campaign alive the filling up through the months and seasons of 2018. We have slowed down considerably and the initial campaign rush has teetered off, but has left us with an astounding 8K as a foundation to getting through to the rest of our goals.

We are raising the goal amount to 30K to fully be able to accommodate Yocheved through the schooling that she needs, of which there is no available financial aid that she can apply for.

You may have also noticed the name William Griffin appearing on the page, that is my Dad and he is the person who will be holding the money for Yocheved, he is placing it all into a savings account for us and helping us financially taKe care of the dollars as they come in.


These next few months are super important and our goal is to get at least 2K per month into the campaign so that we can get it filled up before the end of the year. I will be hosting monthly events to support these goals and to keep the campaign going.

Please come out to El Rio in SF on feb 8th and watch Yocheved perform her music alongside Star Ahmerasu and BBYSHAMU and donate to her campaign and show up to support her , it’s going to be such a magical night I’m so excited!

Seriously thank you so much and keep sharing and keep donating and giving reparations to this very important woman in our community and lease reach out if you are looking for ways to help out :)
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$14,289 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 6 months
Created January 2, 2019
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