⛑ Mutual Aid: Real Help Against the Onslaught

Staying alive is a lot of work for a disabled person in an ableist society…

DISABILITY VISIBILITY: FIRST PERSON STORIES FROM THE 21ST CENTURY

We pay neurodivergent and disabled people to work and live. We pay expenses like rent and medical bills as well as buy medical equipment or other necessities. Unlike most foundations, we support organizations and individuals directly, maximizing our impact in neurodivergent and disabled people’s lives and communities. Individual grantees do not have to go through third-party organizations or government agencies to access support. According to the Human Rights Funders Network in 2021, “One in seven persons in the world has a disability. Yet, grants for persons with disabilities constitute just 2% of all human rights funding.” Further, accessing these grant funds is challenging and many application processes present barriers to entry for individuals who need to apply for assistance.

We believe that direct support to individuals is the most effective approach to alleviating the barriers and challenges that prevent neurodivergent and disabled people from thriving in neurotypical and ableist environments. Our application process is simple and our direct payments have the potential to transform how neurodivergent and disabled people access philanthropic capital.

☣️ Surviving the Onslaught

I would like to honour all the autistic people who survive the care system somehow.

All those who survive extreme ‘therapy’.

All those who are brought to their knees, reading hellish descriptions of their loved people.

And all who did not survive this onslaught.

ANN MEMMOTT PGC🌈 ON TWITTER

To all our neurodivergent and disabled friends and chosen family who didn’t survive the onslaught.

RIP Greg Alton, Founding Stimpunk

🏩 Creating Community

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Asking for help is a wonderful way to build community & engage in meaningful collaboration. In asking for help you also uplift others who want to show up for you.

Just a reminder that asking for help is a contribution

What I have always been hoping to accomplish is the creation of community. Community is magic. Community is power. Community is resistance.

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century
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📢 Platforming and Amplifying Each Other

Thank you so much @stimpunks for supporting & believing in me & my artwork.

It’s okay to be you. It’s okay to be different. It’s okay to have a disability. Never give up on yourself.

Jasmine Slater

If y’all care about me, read what @stimpunks is saying.

Liana McCrea

Huge thank you to @stimpunks for this generator so if we lose power, the oxygen concentrator can still run! I can’t thank you enough!!

Karrie Higgins

Disability justice (and disability itself) has the potential to fundamentally transform everything we think about quality of life, purpose, work, relationships, belonging.

DISABILITY VISIBILITY: FIRST-PERSON STORIES FROM THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

Black mother and daughter holding hands while wearing sparkly ball gowns and crowns. Credit: Jasmine Slater
Black mother and daughter holding hands while wearing sparkly ball gowns and crowns. Credit: Jasmine Slater

Neurodiversity rocks! We make rock ‘n’ roll and inclusive education.
Lately I’ve been feeling out of tune out of tune
I don’t know why but I would like to know why
And I want to get back in tune
Out of tune that’s what I am

Being out of tune pains my head
(can’t get out of bed)
Hurts from being out of tune and
I just so want to get back in tune
Out of tune that’s what I am out of tune
“Out of Tune” by Josephmooon
incept thoughts of sustainability
and alternative living
while simultaneously giving energy
to the conscious resistance
make a colossal difference
and help to stop the systems
that forever lock our existence

Insignificant by Feral the Earthworm
heard a quote that the answer is
contained
inside the things that you
fear most
don't run from the pain
it's the hydra
two heads grow back when you cut one
this cannot be slain
it perpetually regains until the day
that you've illuminated darkness with a
flame
shadows remain
understand this principle
can never be removed only tamed

The Answer by Feral the Earthworm

The revolution has no size or shape. It’s the collective effort of all dreamers.

Feral the Earthworm

🩹🛟 Need Mutual Aid?

If you need monetary support for yourself and your projects, our contact page outlines our application process.

We pay neurodivergent and disabled people. We pay us to create. We pay us to live.

I’m honestly in tears right now because of you guys.

Thank you so, so much for caring about my family. Thank you for sharing your kindness & support.

I want to say thank you and tell you you made a big difference in someone’s life today. I can’t stop crying. I’ve never felt understood or seen like this before. I’m desperately looking for community, perspective, support, tools to survive and feel backed into a corner.

Oh my gosh, thank you SO MUCH! This is truly amazing!

Extremely blessed to be able to get my procedure and medication. Huge thank you to @stimpunks. I’m honestly in tears, thank you guys so much.

Thank you so much. This is exactly what I needed right when I needed it. Y’all are heros. I appreciate your help.

It shocked me, humbled me, and made me wonder how you were able to do what you did for me!

I can’t believe how incredible y’all are. I’m in tears. This is the biggest thing that’s ever happened to me like this.

My partner told me about you and when I saw your mission page I cried for like an hour because it resonated so strongly.

You made someone struggling alone feel a little better and less lonely today.

⛑📚 Our Pillars 🗂🧰

Mutual Aid

Real help against the onslaught. Staying alive is a lot of work for a disabled person in an ableist society.

Learning Space

The place where we belong does not exist. We will build it. Anti-ableist space for passion-based, human-centered learning compatible with neurodiversity and the social model of disability.

Open Research

Digital sociology, neurodiversity studies, disability studies, and syncretism, in the open. Improving science by restoring the humanities.

Services

Stay relevant in a constantly changing world. Dismantle ableism in your spaces. Enable dignity through access.

⏭ Next Pillar: Learning Space

The story continues with, “♿️📚Anti-Ableist Space for Human-Centered Learning”

Navigating Stimpunks

Need financial aid to pay for bills or medical equipment? Visit our guide to requesting aid.

 

Need funds for your art, advocacy, or research? Visit our guide to requesting funds.

 

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