WePay Blames "The Rules" For Withholding Medical Funds from Sex Worker

Eden Alexander is an adult film star and cam girl. After a "near fatal" reaction to a common prescription drug and a month of chronic pain, she tried to crowdfund $4,000 for her medical care. Hours before she was taken away in an ambulance, she got a notice that the online payments company WePay had cancelled her… » 5/19/14 1:27pm 5/19/14 1:27pm

WePay Cancels Crowdfunding for Adult Performer’s Medical Treatment

When adult entertainer, Eden Alexander developed Steve Johnson’s Syndrome after taking a common antibiotic, she attempted to take matters into her own hands. Steve Johnson’s Syndrome is a excruciatingly painful skin condition, which is very dangerous if left untreated. Unfortunately, according to The Rumpus, doctors… » 5/18/14 4:30pm 5/18/14 4:30pm

Guardian Writer Gets Lambasted Over Insensitive Crowdfunding Column

Earlier this week, British musician Devonté Hynes lost all his belongings when a fire broke out in his apartment. Even more tragically, the fire killed his beloved dog Cupid. Seeking a way to help, the mother of his girlfriend Samantha Urbani (of the band Friends) started a Go Fund Me that has raised over $24,000 from… » 12/19/13 3:50pm 12/19/13 3:50pm

Crowdfund an all-woman anthology of scifi and fantasy stories

Athena's Daughters is an upcoming anthology written, edited, and illustrated entirely by women, and it's looking for a little crowdfunding support. You can also pledge your dollars toward 3D scanned skull jewelry, a massive zombie taxonomy poster, and a series of beautifully illustrated art books. » 12/15/13 4:27pm 12/15/13 4:27pm

Would You Put Your Fertility Treatments on Kickstarter?

It used to be that asking your friends, or even strangers, to give you money was considered gauche. Sure, they might donate to your political campaign, or they might pledge some money toward the charity of your choice in exchange for you running a marathon. But you'd never ask them to help pay for your rainbow-themed … » 5/21/12 7:00pm 5/21/12 7:00pm