I want to thank all of you who donated and shared this. I’m almost halfway to my goal!

I’ve started going over the book a little at a time, making some edits. With the way things are going, I can see myself holding this book in my hands by year’s end, or sooner!

Update: In going over the book and being honest that it needs a lot more work and therefore, more editor hours and commiserate pay, I’ve increased the goal. After all, if this book is going to be AMAZING and pure FIRE, I must do what needs to be done!

Thank you SO much to all of my donors and supporters! I love and appreciate you all!

A few words from Anita


Hi everyone! As some of you know, I wrote a book on my life called Troublemaker: The Life and Times of an Intersectional Activist. That was 4 years ago, and so much has changed that I need to have serious editing done, almost a rewrite.

So many people have told me that I need to tell my story as a disability rights and justice activist who participated in the historic Capitol Crawl and who was arrested 139 times fighting for the civil and human rights of disabled people. 

Follow my journey from a shy child, an idealistic teenager, and a mousy 21-year-old, to the loud and powerful activist that I’ve become.

My health is seriously declining and I want to get this book out before I am unable to do so.

I need an editor who will be able to work closely with me and help me to really make my book interesting, then, I’ll need to get it published. I’ll most likely need an agent, but I want to get the book edited first.

A good editor can be expensive and I’ve heard quotes of $60-$65/hr. I figure that I shouldn’t need more than 40 hours of editing, so $2500 should be enough.

Help me make my dream of writing and publishing a book on my life and disability activism! Any donation will help my dream come true.