Basic Income allowed me a chance to recover my future.
BI gave me hope to provide a secure + better future for my baby girl. It gave me the confidence to “Keep” my baby, rather than being forced to give her up for adoption. My family felt relieved to know my daughter + I would have a fighting chance, as a single mother.
BI significantly reduced my depression, anxiety, + OCD, which allowed a secure attachment to flourish between me + my baby girl. I was able to be a better, more attentive mom; I focused on my baby’s needs, rather than ruminate about my own unmet needs. As a result, my baby is a well adjusted, healthy, happy girl. BI is FOR CHILDREN!!
BI gave me the confidence + INCENTIVE to apply for a good job, knowing I had a safety net to catch me if I didn’t get the job.
BI cut out my need to use the food bank – I could afford to eat “real food.” BI allowed me to save up for a down payment on a home.