Hi, I’m 24 years old. I recently graduated from university of Memphis with my bachelors degree but due to covid and lack of experience have been unable to find a career in my field. For this reason, I am still living with my parents as I have been since 2016. My parents have always been very difficult and overbearing but only sometimes physically abusive my whole life. Unfortunately, the older I am the worse it has gotten.
They have always taken care of me by providing a place to live a car to drive and paying for my education, but it has become more and more clear that is only as a mean to control me/my life. These things are consistently held over my head or taken when I need them the most. This was very difficult to finish school dealing with and even harder now that I’m no longer in school. Their control of these things makes it hard for me to gain employment, keep employment, or otherwise leave their home. For instance, I cannot move out because I cannot obtain a job without a car and I cannot use the car if I move out. So no way to get to job if I stay or if I go. In addition to this financial abuse there is emotional abuse and at times physical abuse from both parents.
Growing up in this household and living here in adulthood led to struggles with both depression and anxiety. Both these conditions only make the abuse worse as I sometime fail to complete expectations to the standard of acceptance here due to those daily struggles. I’m hoping this fundraiser will reach enough people so that I can raise enough money to move out and afford to rent for at least four months and find transportation to and from work.
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