this is always an overwhelming and humbling experience. As we are all going through it due to the impact of Covid-19, I am accepting that I am no exception in needing support. It has already been a difficult journey keeping things together. I’ve been doing my best the entire year to maintain my composure and optimism, but admittedly it’s been wearing off. I come here today asking those that are in the position to, financially, for support.
I am a freelance writer as well as a published author of a poetry book called MariGold , released December 2016, the support that followed was immense and transformative for me. But I would later find myself still working through many trials and tribulations, as working through chronic pain and fatigue due to fibromyalgia, continues to make it difficult to have consistent work. with the pandemic creating more uncertainty than normal, I often find myself suspended in time. As a freelancer, my schedule is surrounded by how much work I can find and my ability to execute it at a timely manner. But again this has become increasingly difficult and I find myself humbled by the stagnation from spreading myself thin to make ends meet.
To be quite honest, i’m not sure what amount I need, I just know this will help with delays, supplies, but ultimately survival.
I promised myself that I would not continue to suffer in silence. i’ve held my tongue and I have endured deep stress doing my best to stay afloat. i’m removing shame from my body.
I thank you all for taking the time.
- Portia Bartley
- J Flower
- Rebeca Velasquez
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