Hello! Artemio here ( they/them) !
If you‘ve kept up with me on IG then you’re up to date on how my chosen family (Zita my girlfriend and my bff R) and I have had to often deal with housing insecurity while being disabled and queer for the past few years .
We’ve been trying to move for the past year and due to loss of funds we haven’t been able too.
In July while while also recovering from a car accident we raised enough funds for an apartment we thought we were going to get and ended up getting screwed over by the landlord and his shady real estate agent who KEPT our money.
& since we barely can afford groceries
getting a lawyer is out of the question.
We ended up using the remaining funds to help our friend R get train back from Ocala back to Miami and an airbnb to help them get away from their abusive adoptive family and have some space to themselves to recover from the toxic environment & the abuse he had to endure for so long .
Today R checked out of their airbnb
(10/1/20) & a friend had reached out and let us know that R could stay with them temporarily while we all seek housing. I’ve been crowd funding for some time for us to help pay off our debts and start on
our moving funds .
but because Instagram hates “political”
posts I am now OFFICIALLY shadowbanned !
I went from 200views a day to 2-5!
i’ve decided to make a gofundme to help
our goal is to move no later then 1/1/21
and hopefully with the help of privileged
folks we’re able to pay off all three of our
debts and help zita and r get their cars up and running again. I will be updating as we
go along to let you all know where we’re at!
Since GOFUNDME take a percentage I’ll
be including all of our payment info and
some of our IG posts that include details of our current immediate needs !
We’d just appreciate you JUST writing
emojis in the description & nothing else for safety reasons
as in the past folks have written a little bit
TOO much info & R now no
longer has access to their PayPal
I’ll be including a little background info on
all of us down below
R is a neurodivergent chronically ill queer Cheyenne poc who has been homeless for almost two years now and barely has clothes to show for it .
He has endured at the hands of white folks during this vulnerable time a lot of gaslighting and manipulation that has led him to be emotionally burnt out. They experience
alot of dissociation, insomnia, and during
the day are usually
stunned by their PTSD so it makes working really hard for them. ( they were also fired due to COVID back in March and has yet toreceive unemployment !)
He also recently sprained his finger and
still needs to get that checked out ! The last time they saw a doctor was over 14 years ago ! About 4 years R had a very painful experience & they suspect it has to do with their high blood pressure &since then their migraines & vertigo have
gotte so much worst & they REALLY
need to get checked out as it affects them on the daily basis .
Any extra funds will go towards wardrobe ,therapy and a proper bed for him since prior to their current air mattress they were sleeping on a box spring with sheets .
Zita is a non-binary trans whitine domestic violence disabled survivor who moved back home after being houseless & enduring abuse 3 years ago, immediately soon after
having to grief for the loss of a loved one &
has been facing nothing but absolute hell during and after grieving from this toxic
religious, transphobic m,ableist household since then . To the point that she ONLY EVER leaves her room to go the bathroom & the ocasional walk when she’s not
experiencing a flare up.
Her childhood abuser often comes to visit & Zita a lot of times has to leave for a period of time .
Due to no longer having a car, taking in Rs cats & ALSO on top of it all being their partner artemio’s full time care taker it makes it harder to leave now when they do come visit & always being closed off in a room is no way to live.
Artemio is a non-binary autistic chronically ill QTPOC who has been bouncing around with their kitty Miss B since the end of 2016. They had their first own room at 20 years old for 3 months before getting kicked out of their abusive childhood home & didn’t have much community at the time just an abusive partner who isolated them for a long time .
After two hospitalizations while living without shelter ¬ being able to work as much due to increased chronic pain Artemio moved back home for less then a year in 2018 spending most of the time at Zitas place & ending up having to leave due to the abuse at home starting up violently again.
artemio’s been at their in-laws for a year. now and along with Zita has endured a lot of intense and straight up VIOLENT transphobia&has even had their housing dangled in front of them while everyone is aware that they and their cat don’t have
ANYWHERE to go.
Thank you to everyone who’s taking the time to read all this.
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