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Help a disabled artist, writer & activist access their home and community

Karrie is an award-winning writer, Intermedia artist, fabric designer, ink-maker, and outspoken disability activist. At age fourteen, they became a healthcare activist, volunteering as a peer educator for a local reproductive health clinic. With notables in Best American Essays, Intermedia art exhibited in a retrospective at the first program of its kind, the Schiff Award for Prose, and an essay recognized as one of the Most Transformative Essays of 2016 by Sundress Publications (also nominated for a Pushcart), Karrie’s work breaks barriers for disabled writers and artists.

Updates (19)

April 16, 2021

A HUGE thank you for all of the generous donations! I am not sure how to see each one or get contact information to send a proper thank you individually so I hope you see this! I also tweeted one out. I appreciate it beyond words.

I am now over 1/10th of the way to new hearing aids! Amazing! I will keep you posted on that goal. You are the best for sharing, RTing or just saying hello!

April 6, 2021

Hello everyone! Just a quick update and thank you to all who have chipped in! I paid for an appointment / pain assessment that led to a prescription for LDN, which I started several weeks back and am still titrating on. This medication is very interesting and works by causing your body to release more endorphins, which relieves pain and inflammation. It can also help with fatigue and brain fog. So far, it’s helping me — a subtle, but real boost! So thank you!

Donations will also be put in savings toward new hearing aids, which cost $10,000 (last time I had a program where I got 50% off so I am looking again for something like it for the replacements). I have about … 1/10th of that. It’s a great start–amazing!

We continue to work on derecho repairs. I got referred to a nonprofit that builds ramps. I will apply and hopefully they can accept us into the program. They do this work for only the cost of lumber! BUT this all depends on our deck getting repaired, too. So a lot hangs in the balance, as usual.

Thank you all much for your generosity and kindness!

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April 21, 2021

Karrie Higgins is a stunning writer/artist/activist and is so essential to the crip community. They rock.

Anonymous

April 17, 2021

Karen I have read some of your blog and was very impressed with your writing so I wanted to make a small contribution. I hope you achieve your fundraising goals. regards Susie

susie breuer

April 16, 2021

Been reading and enjoying your tweets. <3

Halley Bondy

April 13, 2021

I hope you can get your hearing aids

Heather Williquette

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