I don’t believe in throwing money at a political issue and calling it a day, but I do know how badly the organizations who do the goddesses’ work need funds to continue that work. That said, if you are able to donate a few bucks anywhere today, here are some of my favorite life-saving organizations that could use your support:
–The Magnolia Fund: This grassroots org provide practical support, funds, and travel for those seeking abortions in the southeastern United States
–Chicago Books to Women in Prison: Chicago Books to Women in Prison is a volunteer collective that distributes paperback books free of charge to people incarcerated in women’s prisons nationwide. We are dedicated to offering women behind bars the opportunity for self-empowerment, education, and entertainment that reading provides.
–Liberation Lib: Liberation Library provides books to youth in prison to encourage imagination, self-determination and connection to the outside worlds of their choosing. We believe access to books is a right, not a privilege. We believe books and relationships empower young people to change the criminal justice system.
–Noemi Press: In 2016-17 Noemi will publish Vanessa Villarreal, Jessica Anne Chiang, Claire Marie Stancek, Jose Antonio Ramos Sucre, Yanara Friedland, Muriel Leung, Arielle Greenberg, Carolina Ebeid, the Blunt Research Group, Roberto Tejada, Liz Waldner, Colleen Hollister, Steven Karl, Sarah Vap, Jennifer Tamayo, and John Pluecker.
–Belladonna*: The Belladonna* mission is to promote the work of women writers who are adventurous, experimental, politically involved, multi-form, multicultural, multi-gendered, impossible to define, delicious to talk about, unpredictable and dangerous with language.