TL;DR: Twins need help escaping an abusive home. If you donate early you get rewards: Eliana or Bez will give you a game at $100! Just message either of them with proof of your donation.
Hi, I'm Bez (he/they, https://twitter.com/NaomiNorbez, on the right), and this is my sister Eliana (she, https://twitter.com/thestorysinger, on the left). We're twins, game designers, and writers. And we need your help.
Due to Covid, Eliana has lost a lot of work, and I am also struggling to get fully on my feet. We currently live with our parents right now, paying a small amount of rent and doing chores around the house to earn our keep. The problem? Our mother is extremely abusive. She screams at us, demeans us, calls us names, threatens and enacts physical violence, among many other things. Our father, as much as we love him, just lets her do this, and doesn't intervene in any way whatsoever--often, he even backs her up, and he has also physically abused Eliana in the past.
I'm also a nonbinary transgender man, and though I have come out to my parents, my mother makes it a point not to honor my identity, constantly calling me "her little girl".
Long story short, it's not an ideal living situation in any way whatsoever.
I might have a job lined up, but I can't find work at the moment outside of freelance, and that doesn't pay enough. Eliana is currently going to outpatient therapy, and can't work consistently until that is done in about 2 months.
This is where you come in.
We need your help to get out of here. I hate to be begging for donations from the internet, but this is what it's come to. We need funds in order to move out of this terrible situation and live on our own. Please help us in any way you can; even $5 means so much to us.
And there are rewards, too, for those who donate early! At $100 or higher, for the first 10 people who donate at that level, I (Bez) or Eliana will make you a short Twine game! You can see my games here (https://norbez.itch.io/) and her games here (https://storysinger-presents.itch.io/) for an idea of what you'll get. DM me or her on Twitter with proof of your donation, and a game will be made!
I think that's everything! Let me know if you have any questions; I'm happy to answer them.
Thank you very much, and remember there is love in the world. I'm hoping the best for Eliana and my future, despite everything.