Steem Power - A Good Steemian Facing a Tough Situation Needs Help Creating Something New! CON Network and Steem-O's, LET'S DO THIS!

in con •  3 months ago

(All liquid proceeds of this post will be donated to @trucklife-family)

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@trucklife-family, or Aishlinn, as many of you may know her, has been a powerful force here on Steemit since she joined,

creating quality, thoughtful and inspiring content for her readers to enjoy, consume, utilize, and ponder. Aishlinn is a member of both @tribesteemup and the Circle of Noisemakers voluntaryist support/creation/trade network here on Steem.

Read more about Aishlinn in her introductory post, HERE.

Sadly, in recent months her life has kind of been flipped upside down, as her partner left her suddenly.

She has been left to raise her children alone, and could use a little hand, to help with things financially (she is unable to leave the home to work as her youngest is still very small), and most importantly to assist her in the creation of a new support co-operative for women in her area.

What is impressive to me about @trucklife-family is her determination to remain creative, positive, and self-responsible (not requesting help from the state), while simultaneously being open to the flood of emotions, pain, and sadness that comes with these types of sudden, traumatic seismic shifts that can take place in our lives. She has decided to turn all of this into something positive by creating something new. She writes, in a recent post:


Through all of this I have been thinking more about the practical side of things, mainly how I am going to financially support myself and my girls. I home educate my girls and my youngest is not even 1 and a half so working away from home is not an option for me. So the last few days I have been thinking about what I can offer to the world, I have trained to be a Doula but that is not about earning money, I could never ask to be paid for that. So what can I draw upon in order to make an income?

So I have decided to start a woman's co-operative in the area that I live in, this may seem like a huge undertaking, but not if I have other mothers who wish to get involved. If I am to find a way to help myself, why not make it something that can help others also. And one thing I have learned, is If you want something you have to make it happen. I love to create rituals, to celebrate the seasons and life itself. I want to create this space, bring women together and find ways that we can create something filled with love and hugely positive intentions that we can then send out into the world. The seed has been planted and now I will watch as it grows.

She's going to start a women's co-operative to help mothers going through similar troubles.

Instead of saying "woe is me," or "all is lost" in a time that would likely have many giving up, she's decided to turn all this around and create something. I'm inspired by this, and moved by her willingness to stick to her principles, and do what is best for her children no matter what. As a fellow unschooling parent, I can attest to her deep understanding of children, and the precious investment they are for the future world.

What I hope we can do via this post is all chip in a bit to give Aishlinn some peace of mind, space to think, and capital with which to begin her efforts in sowing these seed for her new women's co-operative.

You guys may not realize the power of Steemit, #CON, and other decentralized support, but I do. (Everybody chipping in awhile back was enough to keep my good friend @cryptic-cynic connected to a cell phone as he experienced homelessness in a city with no family and few friends to turn to. He contacted me personally to tell me he had received the crypto and was able to pay his phone bill).

Let's see what we can do for Aishlinn, to help create more freedom, more emotional well-being, and less dependence on the violent state, in this beautiful world! Please upvote, resteem, and if you can send @trucklife-family a few Steem.

I've got about 2.85 in my wallet right now and am going to send that. It's not a lot. But we got a hundred or so more of us lunatics to do this, it woulds make a big difference in her life, I am sure! :) All liquid proceeds of this post will be sent directly to Aishlinn.

Thanks! Let's do this!

~KafkA

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Graham Smith is a Voluntaryist activist, creator, and peaceful parent residing in Niigata City, Japan. Graham runs the "Voluntary Japan" online initiative with a presence here on Steem, as well as DLive and Twitter. (Hit me up so I can stop talking about myself in the third person!)

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thank you so much Graham for this, I do not always find it easy asking for help, but I am learning to reach out more and hopefully this change in my life will help to bring about positive change for myself and others. If there is one thing I have learned while being part of Steemit is that it is all about community and what we have here online needs to be happening locally as well. Much love and respect xxx

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Please consider making a Patreon too for regular monthly support. I'll support you through it.

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thank you @finnian I will look into that for sure, thanks so much xx

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No problem! I sent you some SBD too.

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My pleasure. You’re a kick-ass woman doing kick-ass things, and bringing value to many here.

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Yay! I love Totoro :)

I've seen @trucklife-family around so much, always being a voice for the voiceless, so passionate and so aware.

Thank you for giving us this opportunity to give back to someone who has given us so much @kafkanarchy84. 100% UV, Resteemed, and will send funds asap!

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thank you so much @lyndsaybowes for your support xxx

Hey you're a top man @kafkanarchy and Aishlinn you're a beautiful soul with an amazing life ahead of you. I know it's difficult to see in the moment, but one day you will look back on this time and realise how you rose to the challenge has come to define who you are .. well at least an aspect anyway. I have upvoted, resteemed and sent you a little something .. if I could it would be much more, but in all honesty, life has been a little difficult at this end and all the steem I have is being saved to help me start a new business. Much love x

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thank you so much @perceptualflaws for your support and generosity I really appreciate it, I wish you all the best in your new business xxxx

Amazing. You are a true gem. Upvoting, resteeming and giving steem payout from next payout to @trucklife-family and I know she knows she can ask me for any help and I will do what I can... love and admire her muchly.

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Its in there now, check ya wallet. You are inspiring my love x

UV, resteemed and will send funds soon. @trucklife-family is a rare gem here on steemit. She deserves what help we give her to help her get on her feet and support that family. You too, @kafkanarchy84 are an amazing force here on steemit. Thanks for bringing this to everyone's attention.

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thank you @cecicastor, hope you and your family are well xxx

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We are doing the best we can under the circumstances. Much like you, when life hands you lemons, you make lemon aid!

Strong people become even stronger facing troubles!
It's a great and brave idea not to stop and cry, but to move and develop.
All the best for you!

little donation from me too.

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Thank you for caring!

A Dollar A Day is very happy to support Aishlinn's project to set up a Woman's Co-operative, and has sent today's donation of 15 SBD to @trucklife-family.



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thank you so much for this @pennsif xxx

Upvoted to help!

Upped, resteemed, and sponsored a @treeplanter vote on this post. Gonna head over and do the same to one of her posts as well.

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Cheers brother.

@trucklife-family, I am so sorry for this startling change to your family. One would never know what you are enduring, because of the significant strength, light, and care you consistently spread all over this place!

The way you nurture and uplift us here, suggests to me that your girls are in daily, abundant cascades of love.

If dad has chosen to make himself unavailable, your double dollops will more than suffice. <3

Abandonment is treacherous. Even for ratty people, let alone gems like you.

It seems so true to your character that in the midst of your own personal storm, you'd still be thinking of ways to bless others. Your vision to offer moms/women the very things that you need is incredible.

Blessings to you, WonderWoman, MightyMama. <3 XO

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Thank you @erikaharris for your beautiful words, I have always loved to create rituals and there is so much healing to be found within them, in reaching out to others I also am reaching out to myself and I really wish to provide support for others and be an example for my girls that it is in coming together that we can create change and move forward. Much love and blessings to you xxx

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Thank you @kafkanarchy84 for giving a helping hand and spreading the word for help and support to the amazing @trucklife-family who has always inspired me.
Will resteem and will for sure support the lovely @trucklife-family.

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thank you @joalvarez for your lovely words and support xxx

Seeing posts like this and the goodness and generosity of the steemit communities does my heart good.

This post was upvoted and resteemed by @thethreehugs. Thank you for your support of @familyprotection.

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thank you @thethreehugs xx

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My pleasure!

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Womp. Oh well, I bought one for @trucklife-family already, so she'll get one anyways :)

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