Changing the world with words and art is something I have always dreamed of doing, but assumed it was the job of other people. The privilege of a few gifted visionaries and an unachievable dream for me. Why are you wasting your time? What do you want to do that for? Why don’t they put their money into curing cancer instead? These are questions that have nagged me for years. Guilt passed down by my family and generations of that working class survival spirit.
I am not a doctor, scientist, or politician. I volunteer and shout at protests. I make art. Art is power and it can have just as much effect, if not more, on the hearts and minds of society than any politician. But I don’t need to tell you that reader. I need to tell myself. And it is something I am realising I can do.
The only problem is - the problem that creative times have come up against since time in memorial - money. I work multiple jobs and study, and all of my hard earned cash is spent on those annoying but necessary daily needs; rent, food, and medical care.
It was only after reading Amanda Palmer’s The Art of Asking and seeing the rise of creators and entertainers using fan based sponsorship programs, that I came to understand that it's not about privilege, it's about asking for help and giving back to the community. So, with that in mind I started my own GoFundMe.
I have already been invigorated and humbled by the support I have already had. From financial, promotion, publication, and love from wonderful people I will continue to give to the community and I urge you to as well. Monetary donations are great but we can't all provide in that way so fomd the creators you like and retweet, like, recommend, shower with support and love.
Thank you, I love you all.
Now, let's change the fucking world.