Raffle for For Our Sibs: The Collective
For Our Sibs is an Atlanta-based collective run by Maliyah and Cie that centers Black Trans, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming, and Intersex folks. They provide sustainable aid for sibs through the work of community care, fundraising events, and more. Maliyah and Cie use the term "sibs" in relation to their Black Trans* community "because we are more than just individuals we are fam!" Without centering and supporting Black Trans and Queer folks, there will be no Black Liberation.
The Black Trans community is regularly denied access to medical care, housing, and employment opportunities. Most sibs who are on their list to receive funding are in situations that range from basic survival needs to harmful environments and housing insecurity.
More about For Our Sibs...
A Word from Maliyah Worthy, Founder
"At the beginning of June, I had the courage and vulnerability to share my financial insecurity on my social media. I was overjoyed with the number of donations and support I was receiving. So I began redistributing a good portion of my donations received. My partner Cie (a.k.a @thecolorccienna) and I collaborated to create a Black Trans/NB/GNC list. During this time of uprising with the BLM movement and a global pandemic, we as Black Trans folks go unnoticed and uncared for in the media and cis-communities. We did not expect our list to grow within just a few days. It allowed us to realize how much community we have across the globe! Cie and I have gotten the honor to get to know our sibs on the list which has made us realize that we are more than just individuals. WE ARE SIBS!"
How This Fundraiser Will Help
For Our Sibs is currently in the process of becoming a full-service sustainable organization. We, as a collective, raise funds to disburse to our sibs routinely. With the purchase of more tickets, you are not only supporting our collective grow, but you are also directly sending funds to our sibs individually.