Hi Deer Ones,
I am here to ask for your help & support once more. This past week I began developing an abscess in my mouth, & today I was finally able to go to the dentist. After x-rays & consultations, I've been informed that a root canal is my best option, & this has to happen ASAP. I have lots of feels about all of this--the trauma I've survived that shows up in my teeth, a history of white men dentists wanting to take my teeth/recommending extraction, the overwhelm of cost as a cash-poor single mama femme, the pain that highlights all my other kinds of pain I try not to think about, & the anxiety that accompanies the vulnerability--but I've been here before & prevailed!
This is a time sensitive matter, & I've schedule the procedure for Friday after work because they told me if I get in this week I will most likely be able to receive some kind of financial assistance that makes this all possible! I am financially responsible for:
I currently have $140 of the $300 needed for tomorrow, thank you so much!
I just need another $160 to get the root canal done, & the remaining $215 is deeply appreciated & more flexible. Thank you for sharing & donating & all your kind words & woo!
Thank you so much for all of your support! I was able to pay for the root canal, & was able to get the tooth medicated & tended two over the past two weeks.
I have been able to raise a total of $415 of the $515 I need, & I'd really like to raise the final $100. I had to take 2 days off of work due to the pain of the infection & lack of access to dental health care, which means my check will be $140 less than usual.
I can meet my goal if 2 of you scheduled a tarot reading with me, or 10 of you wanted a copy of my brief & wonderful collection of poems that femmes have been loving, sharing with me that they are "beautiful-strong" & "Aaaaahmazing!"
Thank you, once again, for sharing & donating & all your kind words & woo!
As incentive to donate, I've put together what my roommate lovingly calls a "brief" collection of 10 poems in a 15 page pdf ebook, titled "my fucking tide: love & sex," that I can email in exchange. I'm asking for $10-$20 to receive the brief collection of poems, though all donations are certainly welcome via Paypal at email@example.com! If you are donating for "my fucking tide: love & sex," via PayPal, please make note of which email you would like to receive the poems at, & mark them for friends & family instead of goods & services. This ensures that you will receive the poems at an email you use, & that I will receive the entirety of your generous donation. Donations also accepted via venmo at Lettie Laughter, & if you go this route make sure you make a note there of which email I can send the poems, too, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am also able to schedule tarot readings, too, & you can do that here! & if you were wondering what a tarot reading with me is like, here's a taste:
I cannot recommend Lettie more highly for a tarot reading. They brings honesty, compassion, understanding and practicality to their readings. The reading began with Lettie asking if they could call upon our spirit guides. I said yes, and we both felt the energy shift. To intentionally bring together 2 people's ancestors, their spirit guides, is so powerful. Lettie proceeded to shuffle and then draw cards for my reading. The cards drawn all illuminated the truths in my situations, the pitfalls, and the possibilities. What was unique is that Lettie didn't just stop at explaining the cards' meanings to me. They offered me concrete solutions to my situations, such as a burning or burying ritual to help me let things go, setting up an altar, remembering and speaking my truths. When the reading happened, I was not in a good mental or emotional space at all. After some reflection, action, and a couple of weeks, I feel a lot lighter and a lot more grounded. I trust myself again.
I'm excited to share some of my poems with you! I never know when or how to give them fresh air, & these are some of my favorite. I also hope to read your tarot cards soon, too! Please share this emergency femme fundraiser with your friends, fam, & other networks to help me heal. I appreciate all your efforts & support!