Black Queer Artists Survival and Thriving Fund

Jackson, Mississippi requires a reliable vehicle and more upfront capital due to a lack of sharing spaces for entrepreneurs and creatives. Due to the pandemic, it doesn’t feel safe riding in Ubers or the limited public transportation provided by the city.. Though we have successfully launched and formalized 3 businesses (Darneice Creates LLC, Cooling Water CollaborativeLLC, and Madams of Excellence LLC) we are still artists and burgeoning entrepreneurs who are in need of a car and more living space so that we can create with more ease.

With $15,000, we can get a car, tag, and moving expenses.

With $50,000, we can get a car, tag, insurance for the year, all business upgrades( i.e a large format printer, laptop, cameras, websites) and money toward our debts (while this number does not address our student loan debt, it will pay off credit cards)

With $75,000, we can do all of this, and we can purchase a home in Jackson, MS. With gentrification starting an unaffordable housing crisis in the city! We would also appreciate offers of support to pay for bookkeeping software and accounting support! 

Inspired by Sonya Renee Taylor and #buybackBlackDebt, we have decided to get off the shame spiral and ask our community and beyond for help! It’s  time to heal ourselves and our ancestors by acknowledging that we cant do any of this alone. There is a spiritual and financial debt that manifests itself as stress. Stress is debilitating to creativity and entrepreneurship. We want to thrive, we want to move around with ease, and it will help us move into a bigger home to accommodate our businesses. We want to start this process from a place of what we imagine for our families by having our baseline needs covered.

We bless all help, patrons, and shares generated from this life changing campaign.

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Donations

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  • Jas Wade 
    • $25 
    • 21 hrs
  • Ayanna Clarke 
    • $30 
    • 1 d
  • Lila BN 
    • $20 
    • 2 d
  • David Taylor  
    • $25 
    • 2 d
  • GoFundMe Team 
    • $500 
    • 2 d
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Organizer

Jazmine Walker 
Organizer
Jackson, MS
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