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JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective

Mutual Aid collective providing financial support to Black and Brown LGBTQI+ folk who find themselves in need re:housing, food, medical, safety, etc.

About


After nearly two years of creating programming and supporting individuals and community brought together through Clubhouse, a virtual audio drop-in application, NiiLee, Founder of "Life of a Transwoman" creared the JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective. As a collective, individuals from Life of a Transwoman and Black Lesbian Well Check (groups founded on Clubhouse) will come together to create programing focused on supporting Black and Brown LGBTQIA+ individuals in various aspects of their lives.

The major focus of the Collective will be the mutual aid fund - its primary mechanism to provide financial support to Black and Brown LGBTQIA+ folk who find themselves experiencing hardship with regard to essential needs including, but not limited to, food or housing insecurity as well as healthcare and safety needs. According to UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute "LGBT people collectively have a poverty rate of 21.6%, which is much higher than the rate for cisgender straight people of 15.7%." That number increases to 29% for transgender people and cisgender bisexual women specifically.

LGBT and cisgender straight people differ in ways that affect the likelihood of poverty. Several characteristics known to be related to poverty are more common among LGBT people. LGBT people, particularly bisexual and transgender people, are more likely to be people of color, young, and experiencing a disability. The JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective's mission is to provide the resources to bridge those gaps and provide relief where we can.

"Growing up in a world that constantly dehumanizes our bodies based on race, gender, and sexuality, I lived as cis-assumed during the majority of my transition. Chosen family helped me through a lot of my everlasting transitional phases and birthed a passion for community building. JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective was created to not only build but to nurture community." 
- NiiLee 

Our team

Kershunda L. ...

Core Contributor

Amber Magic

Core Contributor

Zay Clark

Core Contributor

NiiLee

Admin
Can we count on you?

Byron Lawrence

Core Contributor

Rashad Wood

Core Contributor

Jordyn Barkley

Core Contributor

Jahrichard

Core Contributor

Zale Gaskin

Core Contributor

Patrick G. Ma...

Core Contributor

Alliyah Edwards

Core Contributor

Ariyana Jordan

Core Contributor

Chelsea-Shanell

Core Contributor

Ada

Core Contributor

Renaldo Maurice

Core Contributor

Contributors


JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective is all of us

Our contributors 54

Thank you for supporting JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective.

Kershunda L. ...

Core Contributor

$340 USD

Amber Magic

Core Contributor

$95 USD

Zay Clark

Core Contributor

$15 USD

NiiLee

Admin
Can we count on you?

Byron Lawrence

Core Contributor

Rashad Wood

Core Contributor

Jordyn Barkley

Core Contributor

Jahrichard

Core Contributor

Zale Gaskin

Core Contributor

Patrick G. Ma...

Core Contributor

Alliyah Edwards

Core Contributor

Events

JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective is hosting the following events.

Past event
10:00 PM-05:00 PM UTC
A warm & welcoming environment for LGBTQIA+ folk who need it on Thanksgiving Day.

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No attendees
Past event
05:00 PM-06:00 PM UTC
An introductory workshop facilitated by Icon Overall Father Of The Haus Of Alpha Omega Renaldo Ma...Read more

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+ 15
Past event
12:00 AM-02:00 AM UTC
Please join the JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective as we invite Founder & CEO of Black Dance Chan...Read more

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Past event
10:00 PM UTC
A warm & welcoming environment for LGBTQIA+ folk who need it on Thanksgiving Day.

Attended by


+ 72

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Q1 community building

Category
Program Transportation & Travel
from NiiLee to JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective
-$780.67 USD
Paid
Reimbursement #193608
-$781.06 USD
Rejected
Reimbursement #193264

PO BOX

Category
Postage & Shipping
from NiiLee to JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective
-$504.00 USD
Paid
Reimbursement #192516
$
Today’s balance

--.-- USD

Total raised

$13,585.55 USD

Total disbursed

$13,585.55 USD

Estimated annual budget

$960.79 USD

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News from JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective

Updates on our activities and progress.

Are You Ready To Vogue?!

The JSNMA Collective takes New York! We're excited to see you all today to learn the art of vogue. The event will start promptly at 1pm. Please arrive early to the Ripley Grier Studios @ 520 8th Ave - 16th floor. We still have spaces availa...
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Published on June 24, 2023 by NiiLee

Pride In NYC 2023!!

Hey hey hey Collective Family!! Please join the JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective, in honor of Pride Month, as we partner with Icon, Overall Father of The House of Alpha Omega, Renaldo Maurice. Renaldo will instruct a Vogue Class that will...
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Published on June 19, 2023 by NiiLee

Our First Program For 2023 Is Here!!!

Hey hey hey Collective Family!! Please join the JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective as we are excited to invite Founder & CEO of Black Dance Change Makers, Antuan Byers, to facilitate “Budgeting Basics” - a “How to” for getting started o...
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Published on March 30, 2023 by NiiLee