“New Dreams, New Medicines”: CALL FOR DONATIONS OF ART, BOOKS, & OTHER TREASURES
Dear Friends of Linda Hogan:
As you have heard, Linda Hogan, Chickasaw writer and environmental activist, is in South Dakota helping her granddaughter deal with the sudden, unexpected death of her 8-year-old daughter Jayla (Linda’s great-granddaughter). Kim Shuck and Deborah Miranda are putting together a blog for donations to help Linda cover her expenses both in South Dakota and back home in Colorado. Linda recently lost her job and has been taking writing students and literary reading/teaching gigs, but right now she’s unable to make or keep those kinds of commitments.
We realize that many people want to donate to Linda but are short of cash. If you are an artist or writer and have something you would like to donate on the blog for others to receive in exchange for monetary donations - with ALL proceeds going DIRECTLY to Linda Hogan - here is our proposal:
1. Take a clear photograph of the item.
2. In an email, write a brief description of that item & suggested donation amount in dollars (no more than 50 words, please)
3. In your email, state that you want to donate this item to benefit Linda Hogan
4. send photo as email attachment to: NewMedicines4Linda@gmail.com
5. Be prepared to mail that item anywhere in the U.S. (i.e., you donate postage).
Suggested donations: signed books, handmade jewelry, small paintings/collages, small carvings, baskets, CDs … keeping things to an easy-to-mail size is key for this to work. These items don’t need to have been made by you; there are no restrictions; these are just ideas.
The blog, “New Dreams, New Medicines,” is under construction right now. The name is taken from Linda’s novel Solar Storms:
"We had to believe, true or not, that our belated victory was the end of something. That one fracture we had healed, one crack mended, one piece back in place ... we had thrown an anchor into the future and followed the rope to the end of it, to where we would dream new dreams, new medicines, and one day, once again, remember the sacredness of every living thing" (351).
We hope that this small project will put some cash in Linda’s pocket for expenses, bills, travel, animal care, and the innumerable things that come up in times of loss. It would be wonderful to have a stock of items ready to post on the blog when it opens (probably Tuesday, November 25).
Nimasianexelpasaleki, Deborah Miranda, Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen Nation
Wa-do, Kim Shuck (Tsalagi and Goral)
A temporary PayPal donation site is here! We'll move this over to the new blog as soon as the blog is up.