I started a go fund me to help pay for my MFA college tuition

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Hi Everyone,

Recently I was rejected for a scholarship that I was hoping would cover the last 3 credits (each credit in my grad program is $1,000) of my graduate school requirements for this upcoming academic year. In addition to a tribal scholarship and a fellowship that helps fund my tuition, I will be possibly working two part time jobs this fall on campus to cover living costs. I can’t think of any other outside funding besides 1. The pocket change I get from selling zines or 2. Selling my car which I need to drive around the bay, and to and from Arizona.

As a graduate student in MFA program at Mills College I currently have a 4.0 GPA and was recently awarded a community collaborator award through my writing program. This award supports a proposed project in which I will be teaching 4-5 zine/writing workshops in the bay area primarily with the Indigenous community. And lastly, I will be working on my thesis which is also the manuscript for my first book of poetry.

I wanted to share the exciting news about my Community Collaborator award when I started the planning process but I felt it is necessary that I am not just sitting at home looking at my computer all day during the school year. I will be extremely busy with school, work, working on my Community Collaborator project in the bay and finishing my book. If could fit in a full time job I would to help pay for my classes but it does not seem possible with extra projects and a 14 credit hour load this semester.

Every little bit helps even the costs of cup of coffee $3.00 will get me closer to finishing my book and receiving my Master of fine arts in creative writing.

Also, as a thank you, if you make a donation of $50 or more I can send you all four of my zines as a big thank you.

Thank you for your time and consideration upon reading my email.

Warm Regards,

Amber McCrary

Below is the link to submit a donation.


Published by asdzaabeat

Amber McCrary is a Diné zinester, feminist and writer. She was born in Tuba City, Arizona (Diné Bikeyah) and raised in the Reservation bordertown of Flagstaff, Arizona. In the small town of Flagstaff is where she discovered her love for Punk Rock and the Do it Yourself Culture. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in American Indian Studies from Arizona State University. She is currently an MFA candidate in the Creative Writing Program at Mils College. She enjoys many things in life such as tea, traveling, writing, reading, sulking, gardening, eating, smashing the patriarchy and learning about cultures and her own (Navajo/Diné). She currently lives in Oakland, California. Her work has appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, Bluestockings Magazine, Cloudthroat magazine, 580 split, Warship Zine and the Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Interdisciplinary and Intersectional Approaches 1st Edition.

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