Let’s Reunite a Blogger With Her Computer

Dear Readers!

I’m sure you all know and like Leah Jane who writes under the nickname Nominatissima and is a frequent commenter on this blog. Leah Jane is a truly remarkable young woman. She is talented, politically active, engaged, and a brilliant writer and blogger. She is also autistic and dedicated to autism activism. At her age, all I did was read Cosmo, Elle and Marie Claire. I also believed that studying was useless and stooooopid and that the only worthy pursuit was to make lots of money to help one become a true Cosmo girl. This is why it makes me very happy to see that there are young people out there who are so much more aware and advanced in their personal growth than I could have hoped Β to be at their age.

For an autistic blogger, it’s very sad to be left without a computer. Our computers are our way of connecting to the world, reaching out to people, and getting ourselves heard. Recently, Nominatissima’s computer died on her and she now doesn’t have a computer of her own. This is a 21-year-old kid, folks, who is trying to make ends meet as a full-time student as it is. So I’m afraid it will take her a while to save for a new computer.

If we all pitch in, even for tiny little amounts, we will be able to help Nominatissima to get her new computer sooner. I’m going to be donating the income I got from blogging in the last two months for the cause of Leah Jane’s new computer. I think it makes a lot of sense since her contribution to the success of my blog has been quite significant.

Just think about it, OK?

You can go here to make a donation.

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28 thoughts on “Let’s Reunite a Blogger With Her Computer”

      1. So far I had one terrific donor, let’s see what else I can get. I’ve decided, that, once I do get it back, I am going to return the favour. πŸ™‚
        What’s your favourite charity, Clarissa? I’ll do a blogathon and blog for 24 hours straight to raise money for it. It’s the least I can do, eh?


        1. I’m completely devoid of knowledge about good charities! I’m sure you know of many more than I do.

          I’m planning to do a blogging marathon, too, but this will not be very soon. I love blogging marathons! πŸ™‚


          1. The fourth anniversary of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network is in November. I might donate to them, since they’re my favourite and good autism charities need all the help they can find.


  1. Damn. Indian debit cards not accepted. Well, all my best wishes for a sparkly new comp, Leah πŸ™‚

    Clarissa, just out of curiosity, how to do earn anything from blogging? I see no ads on your site. Would you post about this strange phenomenon sometime?


  2. I left her a reply on her blog, I have a 3 year old laptop here in California I can donate – shipping might be expensive though… I am from Vancouver so if this was last year, I could have had it to Victoria so easily πŸ™‚

    Cameron S.


  3. Two wins in one day, I am on a roll.

    Win number one: getting $50 for the best suggestion to improve workplace moral.

    Win number two: donating it to somebody who will use it for even more good.

    Clarissa, thank you for pointing out this need.


      1. Clarissa it was a real pleasure to be able to contribute.

        BTW the main reason for replying is to clarify: “workplace morale” rather than “workplace morals”.


  4. I just gave $25.

    Priyanka – do you have PayPal? You can transfer funds from your bank account into PayPal if you have it; I don’t know for sure, but that may eliminate issues with where your debit card comes from.


    1. Thank you, llama! You are a wonderful human being. Just like everybody who agreed to contribute to this cause.

      This makes me feel very very happy. We are helping a person in need who will do a lot of good with her life.


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