Dear Readers, I have to put a content warning on this post because I’m crying while I write it. If the news coming out of American concentration camps has been tearing you apart the way it has me, you probably shouldn’t read this one, and should just skip to the link at the end.
You’ve probably all seen the news. Children, many seeking legal asylum with their parents, are being separated from their families at the American border and incarcerated in the most shocking of inhumane conditions. Taken from their parents, forced into crowded facilities, denied basic human needs such as blankets and soap, with many left to sleep on cement floors in filthy clothes and dirty diapers. Ten-year-olds are being given babies to care for. Children the same age as my little son and younger are dying in these hellholes. As a Canadian, there is little I can do politically, but I will be uploading my entire body of work in digital format to gumroad and donating any and all proceeds to https://www.raicestexas.org/ to aid in their work to reunite families and provide legal support and bail to migrants being held in these nightmarish facilities.
right now you can purchase all three volumes of Beauty and The Beast at a base fee of $12 each (you can pay more if you wish!). Gumroad takes 8.5% and a thirty cent fee off of every purchase, but the remaining ~90% I will donate in full. Over the next weeks I will be adding my short stories to the platform as well.
I’m also asking you American readers to fight this and never stop fighting it. The rest of the world is looking on in helpless horror. We’ve been down this road and we know where it leads. We never thought we would be walking it again. You are the only ones with any power to halt this.
Purchase Beauty and the Beast PDFS on Gumroad and I’ll donate all proceeds to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services
Please consider purchasing, donating directly, or setting up a similar platform for your own works.