HELP ME HELP UKRAINIAN WOMEN AND CHILDREN.
Starting on this International Women’s Day and running through April 8th, you can purchase KHERSON, the spiritual successor of CLEARED AWAY, from my website for $2.99. WHILE THIS EDITION IS AVAILABLE, ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE ORGANIZATION “UN WOMEN” to help provide support to Ukrainian women and children struggling to survive the invasion of their country.
The city of Kherson has fallen into devastation with the occupation of Russian forces. Grocery store shelves are bare, money is no good, and women have been urged to stay at home for their own protection. As the war intensifies these conditions are not likely to improve anytime soon, and humanitarian organizations attempting to help the civilians of Ukraine will need as much support as they can receive. KHERSON has been written not just as a piece responding to the controversy around CLEARED AWAY, but as a means of spreading awareness of the very real, very present threat being faced by human beings trapped in their city due to a war they didn’t ask for—especially the threat being faced by female human beings.
If you do not read the story, please instead consider donating directly to UN WOMEN, Razom, ICRC, Urgent Action For Women’s Human Rights, or Fundacja Ocalenie.
FAQ: Why not Godless?
After the dust-up over CLEARED AWAY, I don’t want to force somebody else to deal with any potential controversy this short book might kick up. Additionally, due to the ongoing nature of the invasion of Ukraine, the more immediately funds can be provided to charities, the more impact they will have. With payments flowing in through Paypal right away, the money can be donated on a weekly basis. Keep tabs on the total on the book’s page on my website! It will be updated daily until the book’s run has ended.
FAQ: Isn’t this like setting up a lemonade stand for cancer?
It’s better than nothing. Since I can’t donate out-of-pocket, a fundraiser is the next best option.
FAQ: Is this exploitative?
War and rape are exploitative. This is a piece of fiction.
FAQ: I’m offended. How can I complain?
By donating to one of the above charities and sending me the receipt.