ZiZi from Chicago, IL

About to accept a new job! Need help with a security deposit in a safer neighborhood.

Where I live, there’s a lot of transphobia and men targeting women at night. With my new job and help with a deposit, I can move to safety.

My need and situation

I am a young transgender woman, an artist, a resource advocate, and I hope to dedicate my life to dance and supporting young people.

Right now, I'm in the final part of the hiring process for a job as a youth worker at an emergency shelter. My goals are to create a dance program for young girls like me.

I need help to cover the move-in fee for a new apartment. I am unsafe where I currently live. There is a lot of transphobia and men that target women walking home at night.

Meeting this need will help me because I will be able to come and go from me new home more safely.

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This need has been validated by Ian from Youth Empowerment Performance Project


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Ian

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Validated by Ian from Youth Empowerment Performance Project (What does this mean?)

ZiZi is easily one of the most inspiring young women I have ever had the privilege to meet. She is a born leader, creating hope and passion for dance and art everywhere she goes. Seeing her shine by telling her story at YEPP has been an honor. I can only hope that she gets to move into a more safe home so that she can continue to grow and hopefully get a job soon!

About Ian

I identify as a youth advocate and group facilitator with a passion for dancing, mediating conflict, rapping, and baking. I have served young people in creating social justice theater in several settings, including facilitating therapeutic theater-based groups for LGBT young people at a… Read more