“I grew up in and live in the [Portland] area. The stress of living as a Thai-Cambodian woman in such a white city replete with constant interpersonal and institutional racism has a big toll on my health and wellbeing,” according to the YouCaring posting by Rinna Rem.See a picture of the "victim".
The heading of her crowdfunding appeal is: “White Friends, Pay For My Therapy.”
Rem claims to be 29 and suffering from depression and the connective-tissue disorder Marfan syndrome.
From Sept. 10 through Tuesday, she had raised $1,495.
“I’m 29 and really tired,” she wrote. “I want to live a healthy, happy life. I want to have a healthy, happy family in the future too. Help me pay for therapy to deal with the stress of racism. Please don’t let racism shorten my life or kill me.”
If only she had the freedom to move away from the area she finds so oppressive.