A PhD candidate from Australia, I am looking at how the narrative capabilities and processes of Craftivism, and how they can be utilised to better understand eating disorders using participatory and social practices. Part of my research includes picking up donated embroidered patches from around…
Can we get 1000 people to donate $5 in 24 hours?
I’m not making potato salads guys. I’m hoping to change the conversation around eating disorders. I am an Australian Single mother from a low income background doing her PhD. I am also recovering from an eating disorder. I Live with Severe depression and GAD as well as social anxiety and PTSD (yes, all diagnosed). I was born with a thyroid gland that doesn’t work and have several food allergies. There is no father for the kid. It’s all me. My GPA at Queensland University of Technology is 7 and I passed through Confirmation with flying colours. I am one of very few people to hold an APA scholarship. My Supervisor is an incredible feminist/ artist/ person who has mentored me since my undergraduate work. My daughter is a High achiever as well, showing excellence in maths, science, art, and dance.
Unfortunately funding for research into mental illness is not a priority in australia, with millions being cut from the last federal budget, and even though the university saw fit to award me the APA scholarship, it isn’t enough. If you have just $5 - you can donate it here and know that you have helped changed the conversation. I am a real person who works real hard. You can also donate $1, $2 or more. This isn’t for potato salad. As the most fatal mental illness, Eating Disorders affect so many people across their spectrum, and although my Doctorate only looks at female identified people, my possible post doc (if you believe my supervisors) will expand the scope.
I have spent today ringing loan sharks/ lenders/listing on ebay/bigcartel/ etsy and more all while taking care of a sick kid and trying to rest myself.
1000 people. $5. 24 hours.
You reading this right now can do this.
Only three people have donated with 124 total visits? Come on People you can do better! You can also share the page to twitter/ FB/ whatever Lets try to do this in ANOTHER 24 Hours. I have faith in tumblr. Tumblr has played an instrumental part in my recovery, and also in supporting me to do this. Let’s get this funded.
I know the immediate rewards aren’t sexy, BUT wait till you see what you make.
if immediate rewards ARE your thing, then go to fundmyresearch.tumblr.com for my etsy and bigcartel stores, and info on products