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.
OK. SO far, about 6 people have donated. I have donated everything I have and keep doing so. Instead of going to the dentist and paying to get a painful tooth pulled (result of purging), I have put up with the pain until I can see a public dentist. 1000 of my followers could make this happen. If 1000 of my followers reblogged this the reach would be beyond my belief. Share the link to your social networks. visit fundmyresearch.tumblr.com for ways to donate that will result in material gains for you. You can also read my abstract.
I Will also put extracts of my confirmation document on the research blog jdresearch.tumblr.com (for donators only) once I hit $2500.
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