Hi all, I hope you are doing well.
On may 16th I finally managed to escape my household after years of enduring all kinds of abuse on my mother’s part. It was a split-second decision as I wasn’t really planning on leaving so abruptly, but my mother turned aggressive to the point where she poured boiling water on my hand (TW: pictures of my hand plus other bruises inflicted by her https://imgur.com/a/H1IkLDo), so I started fearing for my safety and ended up just grabbing my phone, a backpack with clothes and my cat. Ever since then I have been staying in a deposit my friend’s parents have been letting me use (https://imgur.com/a/6CPfJ64)
The assistance I’m asking for is to buy essentials, like a small inflatable mattress, a few light bulbs, and basic kitchen supplies (spoons, bowls, a whisk, cutting boards) as well as a portable electric stove. The supplies and the stove are particularly important, as I sell home-made meals for a living and it’s urgent for me to start working again. Let me be clear: I’m not in any way expecting anyone to furnish the place for me, I’m just asking for the bare minimum things I need to get back on track with my business as I’m not allowed to go back to my mother’s place, or use her kitchen/kitchen tools anymore. Most of my cat’s necessities are already cared for since I made sure to grab his cage with all his stuff before getting out and he’s healthy, but he’s low on food, so if anyone would want to help with that too, I would be beyond grateful.
My initial goal was to raise 200$, though honestly at this point anything helps, no matter how small.
More context about my situation: Basically my mom has a long history of abuse with past romantic partners and other relatives before I was even born, along with unchecked mental issues. My two older siblings experienced the same things I do and left at 15 and 17 respectively, I haven’t heard from them since. The reasons why I stayed with my mom despite the constant abuse are financial. I was also hoping to get higher education and naively thought that if I stayed in her house while working and providing I would be able to afford university with my own money. Obviously this never happened and instead I ended up trapped in an abusive relationship with her for the years to follow. The thing that made my mom get so mad is that, since mother’s day, she has been unhappy with the gift I gave her, which was a batch of cookies. She rejected them claiming that it wasn’t a good enough gift for her, told me not to call her mom anymore amongst other things, and ended up causing me a panic attack.
Thank you so much in advance