My passion for art and creativity lead me to the School of Visual Arts in New York City, which is where I study Cartooning. The school is amazing! I’ve met so many helpful and inspiring people, and I’m finally getting the opportunity to learn so much about an art form that means so much to me.
Unfortunately, I’m not able to afford tuition by myself. My parents can’t help me pay because of different medical issues in my family, and there’s no one else outside of them that I can turn to for help. Currently, I have an outstanding balance with the School of Visual Arts, and I must pay that off before I can even register for classes for the coming Fall semester. And while I am working two jobs to chip away at what I owe, I figured that setting up a GoFundMe could also help me with this endeavor.
(The goal I set for this is less than the true cost, but it would definitely help in making the price less daunting for me to pay. The true cost is a little over 10k.)
Comics is a unique form of storytelling. It’s when every panel on a page is its own pocket of illustration, when all of them, woven together, create riveting stories in a visual medium. It’s through my comics that I wish to write stories where marginalized groups are able to see themselves in a more positive light. Where people who are black, LGBT+, or both, can see themselves as heroes. For me, going to this school is one of the first steps to reaching that dream, and it would mean the world if you could help me.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.
Dan Howell came out with a 45 minute video titled “Basically I’m Gay” that is probably the best coming out video in the history of YouTube platform (it’s so important and everyone should watch!!!) and then Phil Lester came out with a tweet (plus Dan outed him with permission by mentioning their “beyond just romantic” “real best friends” “first time I felt safe” “soulmate” life-partnership in the video but not specifically labeling their relationship or commenting on monogamy)
Queer icon Harry Styles’ 2nd solo album is in the works. We’ll be getting a single from the lovely Louis Tomlinson this summer. But we’ll be getting content before any music because they’re both on the Late Late show next week (these two have been following each other around the world for awhile: on the same street in LA, both in Italy, at home in London, at an event together, etc and it’s interesting in light of their history and the radio silence we previously had from their relationship)
Now Taylor Swift (who I believe is slowly inching herself out of the closet) drops this brilliant song:
Why are you mad when you could be GLAAD? (You could be GLAAD)//Sunshine on the street at the parade//But you would rather be in the dark ages//Makin' that sign must've taken all night [Pre-Chorus] You just need to take several seats and then try to restore the peace//And control your urges to scream about all the people you hate//'Cause shade never made anybody less gay [Chorus] So oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh//You need to calm down, you're being too loud//And I'm just like oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh (Oh)//You need to just stop, like can you just not step on his gown?
Even GLAAD is SHOOK
THE QUEERS WIN 🏳️🌈 My gay heart has almost exploded so many times in the last 24hrs
It’s Pride month and that means a lot of Rainbow Capitalism and tons of discourse, but in the mess of all that let’s not forget all the iconic, brave people like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera who were the start of the Stonewall Inn riots.