I've never used my blog for a personal appeal before, but this one is important.
My friend and comrade, Aliza Shapiro (aka Heywood Wakefield), just had a stroke. She's 41. She an artist, activist, and producer in Boston. Many people know her as the tireless promoter behind Truth Serum Productions. Let's just say there'd be no Drag King or queer cabaret scene in the northeast without her.
She's in the hospital now with motor, vision, and language impairment. She faces a long recovery, and of course like so many artists and activists (and so many average Americans) she has no health insurance.
Can you kick in $5, $10, $25 or more? You can donate here: http://alizabraintrust.org/
I feel like this could be any of us. Of course what we really need is universal health care, but in the meantime, we gotta take care of one another. xo