One thing I am hopeful for during these times is a re-evaluation of our priorities and focusing more on mutual aid. This is very much aimed at myself as much as anyone else. It’s Going Down has a page with resources that I am still just scratching the surface of.
I’ve written before about my love for The Liturgists community. During the pandemic, they’ve opened up three Zoom channels that are available 24/7 for hangouts and events. I joined one of those for the first time last week and spent about five hours with some lovely humans.
One of them, Eleanor Sullivan, is in the process of breaking free from an abusive marriage to a man in Argentina. Her story is heartbreaking. We’ve put together a GoFundMe to raise support for her to get free of this abusive marriage and for some medical expenses.
I realize I am very privileged to have a stable job and finances currently, so I am going to match $600 of donations. If you are able to, please consider donating and spreading the word. I know it’s cliche, but every bit helps!