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As all my family and friends know, all I have ever wanted is to become an actress - but I dont often talk about why. Most people assume its for the money, and though that would be helpful for my family (not just my mum and sister, but a few members of my family) I want to do it because:
a) acting has been a passion of mine ever since I was a little girl, all I have ever wanted was to be on the telly making people feel the same way all those incredible actors made me feel, I wanted to make people happy, make them laugh, cry and think. Acting has always been an escape for me, one person can have as many different personas as they liked, I could be whoever I wanted to be - I loved that! Though sadly I havent done any acting in a few years since leaving school, I miss it everyday!
b) for the voice! I have always been an opinionated person, I have always tried to raise awareness for things but having 99 facebook friends and 1394 instagram followers doesnt get you very far. I want to spread awareness for mental health issues/animal cruelty/sexual abuse - all things close to my heart.
As a severe depression&anxiety sufferer, animal cruelty hater, sexual abuse surviver with an eating disorder who attempted suicide 02/11/17, I have a lot to say but no one to say it to. I want to set up foundations that support sexual abuse victims and their families, I want to spread awareness for mental health issues because we dont have enough!! when it comes to mental health, its still all taboo and no one will talk about it, depression isnt a dirty word, and I plan on getting that spread to EVERYONE! I want to set up sanctuaries for endangered animals, I want to make safe places for children with tough childhoods, I want to provide amazing quality support to members in and leaving the Army. All this I want to do on a global scale. And all this I can achieve through my career as an actress, I can have a career that I absolutly love, AND help people at the same time!
But I need your help...
I come from a family where I dont have the luxury of affording acting classes/school, and as I am currently finding, it is incredibly hard to get anywhere in acting without that help and support from the professionals. And sadly, I don’t have the right qualifications for university, so I need to get them.
In an ideal world, this is what I plan to do:
1) Do 1-1 classes at Standby Method Acting Studio which is £45 a session
2) Attend Wakefield College and do an acting access to higher education course which is £3928 currently, though I may be able to get funding so this has been included in the crowdfunding amount provisionally!! It may get removed!!
3) Go to Sheffield Hallam University to do an acting degree!😍 While looking for a place to live and work in America
4) Move to LA to pursue an acting career OR stay in England a bit longer if need be
I am so determind to make my dream a reality, but if theres anything I have learnt from my therapist, its know when to ask for help! I cant stand knowing there are people out there suffering the way I have and still am, knowing people are suffering the injustice I have, knowing people out their are taking their own lives because they have no help, knowing people are ignorant and naive to mental health issues - I want to help you all, and one day I will.
So I ask you the reader of my really long post, can you spare any money to help me get to university? everything helps, no matter how small, it all helps and I will be eternally grateful to everyone who contributes.
I want to thank you for taking the time to read this, and thank you to everyone who donates, I can assure you, your help is incredibly appreciated and your donation will be used as advertised!♥️
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