Over the summer, I had a mental health crisis which resulted in hospitalization and the loss of my job. It’s been a long road to recovery, one that isn’t over yet, but things are slowly starting to look up. After almost five months of jumping through hoops and struggling with a failing bureaucratic system, I’ve just received notice that I’ve been accepted for disability.
The problem is that the funds they awarded me are laughably small and I’m unable to pay my rent with it. It helps, but I still have about $300 left before I’m in the clear.
I can’t tell you how difficult it’s been healing the wreckage of my mental illness. My breakdown had a huge toll on my life and I had hoped that being accepted onto disability would at least solve my financial struggles enough to let me go back to focusing on healing. Unfortunately, although it’s a huge step in the right direction, I still need more help.
Please consider chipping in. Every little bit gets me one step closer to sleeping easily knowing that my housing situation is secure. If you can’t chip in, a simple reblog would go a long way.
hey everyone, thanks for the support so far. I really appreciate all the reblogs and donations so far.
i’m still about $125 short on rent and i’m getting really worried. if anyone has anything to spare, i’d really, really appreciate it.
Today’s interview is with Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele from the Comedy Central sketch show “Key & Peele.” On the show today they discuss this sketch about a substitute teacher who takes roll call.
Jordan Peele talks about the importance of names in African American culture:
If we really dig deep into it, especially when talking about African American culture, names have such a deep history, just from having our names taken away in the first place and being renamed. Now it feels like 80% of African American population has the name “Washington” or “Jefferson,” some president or slave owner’s name. I almost wonder, ‘Is this part of a way of taking back the principle of naming your kid something of your choice?’
"When I am angry, I’ve found that it’s very indicative of a passion—anger’s sort of an engraved invitation from God to pay attention to something, which for me has always been women: in the church, in the world."