Maria Hardy, formally known as Maria Africa, was born into the MOVE organization. She recently decided to publicly come forward to tell her story through the blog, Leaving MOVE, and the podcast, Murder at Ryan’s Run. By coming forward to reveal her truth Maria (along with other Ex-MOVE members) shed light on abuses including arranged child “marriages”, forced child pregnancy and emotional/psychological abuse experienced by children in the organization. As you may have heard in the podcast episode she was featured in, Maria is concerned for her safety and hopes to put the trauma of her time in MOVE behind her. She doesn’t want this experience to define her and is working to pursue a long held dream of moving away from Philadelphia where she won't be exposed to daily reminders of abuse. $6,000 will help Maria reach this goal and will sustain her for a few months while she looks for sustainable income away from Philadelphia.
The survivors of MOVE ask that the greater community show up in support to help them (and any other members who come forward) find their own definition of freedom and liberation. All funds will be directly deposited from this platform to Maria.
If you have any remote working opportunities that would help Maria sustain her future please comment below. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated. Thank you for contributing. Please share this link widely.
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