Help Tyree Bounce Back!

Have you ever felt like you took one step forward, only to get knocked three steps back?

While at Starbucks to work on a writing fellowship application two weeks ago, my Macbook Pro was stolen. After speaking with multiple Starbucks representatives and the police, it has become clear that it's unretrievable. :(  

I am raising money to purchase a new laptop, so that I can continue to pursue my dreams and enrich the lives of those around me.

For the last year, I have used my laptop to apply for jobs, write articles on my blog,,  and HuffPost Black Voices , begin writing my first book, professionally edit photos, and pursue other multimedia projects. After my laptop was stolen, I was devastated not only because of the material loss, but because of all the hard work that was lost along with it.

Why I Need Your Help 

Due to extenuating financial circumstances, I am not in a position to purchase a new computer on my own. I currently work part-time and need a laptop in order to continue searching for full-time employment. 

Writing is my livelihood. And to have my laptop stolen from me literally sets me back ten steps. Without my laptop, I can no longer pursue my dream of becoming a journalist, writer, scholar, and community leader. Through my writing and social media presence, I aim to build useful resources and platforms for people of color to engage around their ideas and experiences. But without this valuable workstation, I am prohibited from producing quality content that I can use to mobilize and engage people around social issues, such as police brutality, faith, and politics.

And that's why I am earnestly seeking your help. If you have anything to contribute, I would greatly appreciate it.

Your donations will go toward purchasing:

 - 13-inch MacBook Pro Item Price: $1,099.00
- GoFundMe fees 

Thank You!

This laptop will not only benefit me, but will enable me to continue serving my community. I sincerely appreciate any and every contribution that you are able to make at this time. I know that in life there are setbacks, but I believe that, with your help, I can bounce back from this and pursue my purpose.

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  • Rhonda Dugan 
    • $100 
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Tyree A. Boyd-Pates 
Los Angeles, CA
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