food, clothes, transportation, wheelchair maintenance.
I'm originally from New Zealand but have been living in the Bay for the last 7 years. I have a disability- I'm paraplegic, and I'm homeless and currently living in a shelter. I'm hoping to use HandUp to help with rental assistance, as I'm seeking housing, and technical assistance, in the form of a small laptop, so I can communicate with family back home and access resources that are available for me related to work and financial support.
Since becoming disabled, I've developed a passion for physically integrated dance, which is a contemporary modern style that combines people with and without physical disabilities. I've toured many of the states. I was the first disabled New Zealander to be awarded the Isadora Duncan Dance Award. www.dandeliondancetheater.org.
I'm raising money for a computer so I can create projects to bring in funds to help me supplement my current income and support my activist activities for homelessness, food justice, neighborhood safety, and stopping child abuse.
I'm raising money for book production so I can establish an income as well as promote and realize my ideas.
I'm raising money for a tablet so I can do my schoolwork.