Sade Moves to NYC, Starts MFA

$1,575 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 40 people in 43 months
I'm getting ready to begin this new part of my life. But I kind of have to get to New York first. I'll be starting my first year at Pratt's MFA for Creative Writing and Activism August 24. I need to move myself and all the things I can't bear to part with to Brooklyn before classes start. The easiest way to do that would be to make a drive from Indiana (where I live now) to New York (where I'll be living indefinitely). Since I don't have a car of my own I'm hoping to raise enough money to rent a car, pack it with my meager possessions and hit the road. The campaign goal I listed is a rough estimate to cover the rental for an SUV as well as gas and food along the way. When I get to New York I'll be able to stay with friends until my student loan is disbursed in September and I can pay rent on my own place. I hope that I can raise more than my goal to help cushion those two weeks to a month without a steady income but my first priority is getting there. Though I'm assuming most people who wind up on this campaign will actually know me, I'm a poet and an artist. My first book of poetry, Dream Machine, was published last fall. This summer I've had the exquisite pleasure of writing a column at Real Pants called Lonely Britches. This move means I'll be leaving my post as Master Artist with Silk Creations, a collective of women silk painters here in South Bend. I'm incredible at what I do and I've worked like you wouldn't believe to reach this place in my life. So give what you can. I know magic can happen. The inscription inside of my Notre Dame class ring reads "So landete die Gottin" It's a line from Rilke's Duino Elegies which translates to, "The goddess has arrived." I write things, I create things that touch people, that move them deeply. I want to continue to do so and I need your help.
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Holy Schmaow! You did it! Moving Achievement Unlocked! Accolades Accolades! I leave for Brooklyn tomorrow afternoon, with two stops in Pennsylvania along the way. Friends I cannot thank you enough.
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Y'all are truly amazing! The campaign is over two thirds funded, I'm $330 away from my goal. I've reserved a rental car and tomorrow I start packing. Everything that can't fit in the car is getting shipped and I leave South Bend Friday afternoon. I'm absolutely floored and honored at the generosity y'all have shown me. Please make plans to come visit me once I'm settle in Brooklyn.
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We're just over half way there! In just two days! Thank you for supporting me through this campaign and all the other ways that you've been rooting for me this year. I feel really loved and cared for y'all.
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Friends! Thank you so much for this outpouring of support. Thanks to you I'm nearly one third of the way to my goal. I can't believe it. Thank you again and here's a link to the TinyLetter I'll be using to keep my friends all over the place updated on my adventures: http://tinyletter.com/lonelybritches
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$1,575 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 40 people in 43 months
Created August 15, 2015
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43 months ago
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Tami Schmitz
43 months ago

So proud of you, Sade!! You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers! love, Tami

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Emily Present
43 months ago
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Congrats on this amazing journey! I can't wait to meet you when you settle in nyc :) glittermob ♥s u

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43 months ago
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J Tamayo
43 months ago
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come to us! we neeeeed you!

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Vanessa Villarreal
43 months ago
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YESSSSSS go change the world!

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