My name is Fobazi, and I live in the great state of New Jersey, and I just finished graduated from Rutgers University. For the past two years, I have pursued a Masters in Library Science, and I recently got a full-time job.
But the job doesn’t start until after Labor Day. So my immediate need is for funds to move out of my house.
Right now I live with my mother. She makes home a very unsafe place for me to live. She is an extremely conservative Christian and a pastor and constantly derides my “choice” in sexuality. On top of that, she constantly takes all of my savings.
At this moment, I have less than $50 to my name because my mom found my hidden savings. My job doesn’t start until after labor day and I wasn’t able to work this summer due to immobility.
So with this, I am asking for the kindness of others to help me save up $2400 to pay the security deposit on an apartment.
All money donated will go towards a savings account I am setting aside explicitly to save for an apartment. Any extra funds past my goal will be put towards other necessities.
Any and all reblogs or signal boosts are super duper appreciated!
Oh my gosh guys I’m crying. I only posted about the fundraiser 8 hours ago and I’ve already received $400! You guys are so amazing. There are 55 days left and I’m hopeful I can actually leave!
It’s been just over a day and I’ve raised 600!!! If this keeps up I might actually be able to leave. Thank you all so much for supporting me with boosting and donating. It means the world to me.
Fobazi’s contribution to our online community has been tremendous — I’ve learned so much from her — and by donating, we can help her not only gain independence from a dangerous home situation, but in effect help launch her career as a librarian. I know not everyone has the financial wherewithal to make a donation, but if you do, please consider it.
"I use the term ‘platform’ for the library in the same way you’d refer to a software platform—a set of tools one can employ to perform neat tricks and accomplish specific tasks. The library has always performed this function in many ways—helping people get things done like start businesses, find jobs and of course discover great books. Technology makes it possible to expand our focus, and to help bring people of all stripes together to do great things."
Chicken! (Not ours).
Drums! (Not ours.)
For decades librarians at Oakland’s main library have collected the scraps of paper ephemera left behind in returned books, shoved into nooks in the library shelves or secretly slipped to librarians.
The collection ranges from half-done to-do lists to childish notes about gossip and crushes passed in the hush of the library children’s room. There are letters of adult love and tragic scrawlings of lonely longing, perhaps used as bookmarks in pulpy romance novels.
As I started reading this article, I wondered, is this going to be a librarian I know? It is! Hi Sharon!