For 4 years I have worked tirelessly to be a midwife. I have studied until my brain hurt. I have crammed more information into my head than I thought was humanly possible. I have stayed awake for (literally) days at a time in order to support laboring parents and to care for new parents in the making. I have shed tears as a new life falls gently into my hands, the first hands to touch these newborns coming into this world. I have held my breath waiting to hear that first cry. I have advocated, loudly, for the rights and needs of those who are often forgotten and go unheard.
I am so clear in my goals and dreams: To be a midwife. To care for the reproductive rights and family planning needs of those who seek my care. To help couples and individuals create families from scratch. To be a fearless human rights advocate and social justice leader. And I have brought myself most of the way on my own. But now I need some help from you.
I need to become licensed and take boards in order to gain employment as a midwife. It is going to cost me $1500 and a couple of months of steadfast job searching and focused studying to reach that goal. In order to most effectively study and pass my boards, I need to continue to stay well-nourished with whole foods and good rest. I cannot do that when I am scrounging for the last pennies I have. Here is where YOU come in.
I am asking for pledges to help me reach my goal of paying for boards and some living expenses to carry me over until I reach the goal of being employed as a midwife. I would be forever grateful for whatever you can donate. Every dollar counts! Here is what you get in return: (1) The knowledge that my education, effort, and passion is not in vain, (2) I will put my all into studying and passing boards, (3) That good feeling you get from helping others and/or good karma,(4) Anyone donating $50 or more gets a one-of-a-kind screen printed, hand-made greeting card by moi, (5) Any donations of $100 or more will receive a unique photography item from my etsy shop! Those of you who may not be in a place to help financially can also help. Please pass on the link to this page on facebook or in email to those who you think might be able to help out.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES:
Applying for boards: $500
DEA License so I can prescribe meds: $800
WA State ARNP License: $200
Phone bill: $100
Electric bill: $25
Car Insurance: $65
Renter's Insurance: $25
Thank you for making my goal a reality!