The past few days have brought a fast trickle of donations to Afroculinaria. No small potatoes from where I’m sitting. Thank you all for donating here and there, I wish i could list everybody’s name but some people may not be comfortable with that–just know with each one I close my eyes really tight and ask a blessing on those who have blessed this site.
Your donations get tucked away for the upkeep of the site–it comes with annual bills for domain registration and renewals and needs space upgrades on occasion. When we need to get to a site but don’t have the money upfront to travel your donations make it possible for us to reach people and document their stories. Basically you are our upkeep and emergency fund to make sure that we can grow in a stable and professional way. I’m out here on my own, doing things the self-made American way, balancing social justice and activism with a commitment to scholarship, personal truth and documentary excellence.
Thank you for your support, your kind words, encouragement, prayers and overall generosity. All of it is welcome, appreciated and needed.