My name is Meriam Kojak and I am starting this fundraiser to help escape an abusive home. My father has been neglectful while my mother has been abusing me emotionally for years. They continuously make me feel guilty for my existence and because of their constant guilt tripping, passive aggressiveness and manipulation I have stunted social skills. Recently their abuse has gotten physical and my mother assaulted me and threatened to kick me out of my home. I need money to be able to move out as soon as possible which is why i'm creating this fundraiser. I'm a bisexual mixed woman with very severe mental issues although I've never received an official diagnosis. I need all the money I can get right now as I've been laid off work a few days ago. Every cent helps and it hurts me to know that I have to rely on the kindness of strangers than my own family.