Hello. I am a young woman in the Philippines suffering from a toxic and abusive living situation. I have been struggling to get by through selling art related services online as well as having a small online store to help myself and my significant other in this time of crisis. As I am immunocompromised because of asthma, it is impossible for me to look for work at this time because the guidelines and regulations related to the pandemic are very loose and I cannot afford to get sick.
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic I am stuck at home and more exposed to my toxic and abusive parents. I had been planning to move out since the beginning of the year. But because of Covid-19, it has become extremely difficult to work at home with what measly amount of work I can do and much more so difficult to find a job and save for the move. My significant other and I have just recently lost our employment right before the local Covid-19 outbreak. So we could not save up for the move.
I live in a very strict and Asian household, and I am barely allowed to go out of the house despite being old enough to find work that offers decent salary. My parents are very materialistic and manipulative especially when it comes to money, so I hide any and all means of my income from them. So doing art while at home has helped me support myself and my s/o for the past 3 months of quarantine but it's barely enough.
I don't feel safe at home and being here exposed to my toxic family more often because of quarantine has been extremely hard on my mental health. Because I couldn't earn enough right now, I couldn't afford my PCOS medication as well. My parents do not buy my medication for me. My s/o has been adamant about regularly seeing my doctor and convincing me to go to therapy, but my family disregards mental health and doesn't really believe in my diagnoses despite having gone to the doctor several times already and even taking an ultrasound for PCOS. My mother even regularly smokes around me despite knowing for my entire life that I have terrible asthma, and gets mad when I call her out for it.
Sorry this has gotten a bit long... but I would also like to keep this fund anonymous so they wouldn't find out about it. The money I will get from this campaign will go towards getting an apartment, moving out, and my medication.
Thanks to anyone who can help.
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