I proposed an idea to give a workshop at SweatLodge in Arizona, so I travelled internationally to speak. The event asked me to buy a ticket at full price, and I was not paid to speak. The event did not pay for my travel and accommodation. My employer did not pay my travel expenses, and I was unemployed when I spoke at the event. It took me 1 minute to prepare for my 99 hours speaking slot, and I had a mostly bad time. I'm a trans woman who has been speaking for 2 months. This was a not for profit event. Also, I take meth.

Submitted in late October 2015