Kenzie Lynn is passionate about two things: Hoop Dance and Horticulture. She dances professionally with the KC Circus Troupe, Cirque du Risqué, and is attending school at JCCC to learn the science behind her love of plants. Presently, both of her dreams are in jeopardy.
Due to a clerical error, the college has a withdrawn class recorded as a failure; this leaves her $300 in debt and ineligible for future financial aid. On top of this, her car has broken down for the last time. She has a bike, which she’s been using to get around, but she lives far enough away from her day job that she’s relying on the charity of friends and family just to make her way. Kenzie is in a bind — although she has an upcoming performance with her circus, she cannot afford the college debt and other normal costs of living in the mean time, and is considering selling one of her coveted LED hoops just to get by.
If, however, she were able to raise some money, she would be able to keep her hoop, pay off her debt, contest the financial aid issue, and put a payment toward a new, more reliable car.
We’re asking friends, family, friends of friends, patrons of the arts, and all-around good people to help us out. Even dontaing a few bucks can make a huge difference, not only for Kenzie, but for the Circus community and the future of Horticulture! Chipping in a little will make you the effective equivalent of a Producer! Go around an tell your friends you helped to produce live performance art in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area!
To see more about Kenzie and her upcoming performances, including her upcoming performance in Madhouse at the City Stage in Union Station for the 2014 Kansas City Fringe Festival, check out the Facebook page for her circus: www.facebook.com/cirquedurisque
Most of all, Kenzie is not just an amazing flow artist, but she’s a good friend. So, we at Cirque du Risqué are trying to be a good friend back and organize this campaign. Will you help us? Save the Hoop!
Hi, friends. I am going to be starting my junior year of college in the fall of 2014. I have been diagnosed with multiple chronic illnesses, including ones that affect my immune system.Due to my multiple chronic illnesses, which have made my living situation on campus so dangerous to my health during the 2013-2014 school year, my doctor wrote a note stating that I need housing accommodations for the 2014-2015 academic year. In order to receive these accommodations, which involve two people living in an on campus apartment instead of the standard 3-4 people living in it, my roommate and I each need to pay additional costs which we cannot afford. More details can be found by clicking the above link, which will take you to my GoFundMe page.
I apologize in advance for reblogging this a few times over the upcoming months. I know that money is tight for pretty much everyone, but even if you could just spread the word, that would be AWESOME. We’re also doing hand made rewards for certain donation levels, so be sure to select them if you’re planning on donating any of those amounts!
Hi there! My name is Dreana Ferguson and I am going to be starting my junior year of college in the fall of 2014. I have been diagnosed with multiple chronic illnesses, including ones that affect my immune system.Due to my multiple chronic illnesses, which have made my living situation on campus…
I know Dreana through ‘Pretty Sick’, a facebook group for chronically ill femmes to celebrate our femme-ness/hotness while still being sick as fuck. She has several chronic illnesses including epilepsy, chronic kidney stones, chronic migraines, arthritis, heart problems, severe celiac disease and is still in the process of diagnosing whether or not she has Chron’s disease (which if she’s anything like me, fucking SUCKS. I have all the symptoms of Chron’s and still haven’t been diagnosed with it).
She’s looking for help funding her college accommodation, so that she can still attend in spite of her illnesses, which is so incredibly awesome. As someone who had to drop out of college due to academic ableism and a complete lack of understanding about the small changes needed in order to just function, there are no words for how much I support this.
Please donate if you can, and if you can’t donate, do reblog xx