Urgent Needs for September 2017 (GoFundMe Update)



Hi, folks! (And by folks I mean patrons of the renaissance negresse, Cassendre Xavier, Amethyste Rah, Amrita Waterfalls, or Endowed Goddess!)

Quick housing update: Since February 6th I have been staying with a persun I began dating in July. I am in a suburban area near Philadelphia, and very grateful for the relief from the street homelessness I had been living with since July 2016.

My nesting partner is helping me with my long-term income, employment, and housing goals.
And now, back to our regularly scheduled program!

This month I am in need of the following in order to continue doing the creative work you have grown to appreciate, which lately has been a lot of writing at my personal and erotic blogs, FetLife, Wisdom Magazine, Facebook, and Twitter!

I have released 10 albums of original music and spoken word guided meditations, new chapbooks sold online and at a nifty community bookstore in West Philly, and am planning the 11th Black Women’s Arts Festival, of which I am also founder.

The Leeway Foundation gave me a $15,000 Transformation Award for my “work in art for social change” in 2005, and $2,500 in 2017 to help produce the festival.

Throughout the years I have also run regular fundraising campaigns to help me with daily living costs as I am challenged by the bipolar and PTSD I was diagnosed with in, and have struggled with since 1993.

My readers appreciate that I can survive hardships while remaining positive and providing inspiration.
I even have a Free, 24-hour Inspiration Line (215-552-8850)!

This is why I named this fundraiser CX Inspiration 2017.

If I were doing house concerts all the time, I would not need to fundraise. I have always made good money with house concerts and the proceeds that come from their admissions and CD sales.
  But I am not ready to do house concerts all the time. I have some building up to do. I need time to practice singing and playing guitar, to write new songs, to make a new album, to buy new clothes, etc.
I can do a little house concert and café singing at a time. But mostly these days I am working on basic life skills issues, and trying to have as much joy in the process as I can have and share with others.

Won’t you join me/us? 🙂

Below are things I need this month of September, and how you can help provide them:

$96 – Monthly public transportation pass (available through September 5th, although many sales outlets have them through the 10th. Alternately: $25.50 for a  Weekly public transportation pass, or Public transportation tokens at 2 pack for $4.00, 5 pack for $10.00, 10 pack for $20.00)

$99.56 – Monthly storage payment

$150 – Costs to move items from office to residence and/or storage

$75 – Post office box. (This month I am leaving my office of 4 1/2 years, and would like to return to having a steady address at which to receive mail and packages)

Total urgent needs amount for September 2017: $420.56

P.S. If you think I am asking too little,please don’t judge or begrudge, give anyway. And if you reeeally wanna teach me a lesson (in abundance and dreaming bigger), give more! That’ll learn me!

Thank you in advance for your continued support of my art/work, and therefore life. And for your generosity of spirit and well-wishes if nothing else.

Cassendre Xavier
renaissance negresse
Multi-Media Healing Artist

About cassendre

aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls “renaissance negresse & ARTrepreneur” (musician/writer/actress/fine artist) Leeway Transformation Award-Winning founder & executive director of the Black Women’s Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002). Visit: http://cassendrexavier.com
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