Let's get Red to PNW MASSIVE Recess

Welcome to my GoFundMe.

My name is Red. I am a dancer, teacher, humanitarian and lecturer living in New York City right now.

Thank you for considering helping to get me out to NorthWest Massive in August.

I had had every intention of funding myself and then life happened and now unless I get help from my community I will not be attending.

Ironically, I am one of the team members that is responsible for granting the scholarships to the event and also the back ground person who takes care of much of the administration for the Recess Events in the US. It's a joy and a pleasure to be on the team that brings these events to dancers, creators, circus folk and nature lovers. We produce events that share our love of partner dancing, community, gender equality, non-violent communication workshops, sex positive workshops and so much more. And I will happily and be continue in my part of Recess regardless of wether I am able to afford to attend or not, but I would like to be on site so I can: a.) run volunteer my time running and supporting the registration volunteers again this year and b.) find healing and serenity for myself after the heartache of these past few months (it's been a rough year or so).

The fact is I need help right now. In order for me to get out there and be on hand for 2 weeks, I have to make the money that I would have made had I stayed in NYC. I am a freelance produciton manager and event planner and do not get paid vacation time and unfortunately this summer has been very slow so I have not worked as much as usual and I had 3 very expensive unextected events happen that have taken any savings I had and depleted them to 0.

Responsibly, it is beyond my capabilities without help to attend Massive, I know this, and that might be a reality this year. And if that happens so be it, but it is not fair to myself to not share this challenge and extend and ask for contibution.  I'm taking the action so that if you are someone who really wants to see me, you know what it will take for me to get out there. This is a very humbling experience for me. Those that know me will tell you I am the person that is usually helping others and now I need help.
I am letting my friends and the world know what the raw and real situation is so that if anyone can help create this miracle they can be a part of this.

If you are able to help, be it $1 or $2000, I would greatly appreciate it and if I can raise this money in the next 3 days I will be there.

I have offered rewards please donate at your comfort level. Know this money will only go toward paying for living expenses for the one month.

I am not the most elequent of writers but I hope my sincerity and humility came across without harm.

Thank you so much for your generocity and your time.

May the light within me shine to the light within you, 

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