On Friday, June 15th, Merrie Cherry entered the ER on what she thought was a minor illness. after multiple test it was realized that she had suffered a minor stroke. Immediately she was hospitalized and under strict evaluation.
After 5 days in the hospital she's finally been released, but has a long list of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and a lot of rest.
I’m asking for $4,800. This is the minimum she will need for to cover 2-3 months living expenses. Every penny you donate will go straight to covering basic expenses like rent, utilities and transport.
"For me drag is not just about nightlife, its a way to reach out, to bring people together regardless of who they are - drag is about finding out who WE are, together. Oh and, honey, by the way, I was wearing flats before those drag race girls - I was a pioneer of wearing flip-flops to the club… :-D
If I ever made you smile, gag, dance, and laugh or if you think I might do in the future then girl, NOW is the time to show me some love.
And by love I mean paper… of course ;-)
On-behalf of Merrie Cherry thank you for your donations.
Merrie, Horrorchata & Babes
Bushwig Festival of Drag, Music & Love
Merrie Cherry -
She has worked at Brooklyn gay bar Metropolitan for the past seven years. Has graced many institutions: MoMA PS1, Brooklyn Museum, BAM, Cooper Hewitt. Popularized Drag Queen Children’s Story Hour & has been hugely influential in the development of Bushwig and a true pioneer of drag. One of her biggest events the Brooklyn Nightlife Awards happens yearly and brings the entire Brooklyn queer scene together to celebrate each other. Her motto is “If you want it create it” which is a call to arms to empower her community.