Hello, my name is Ben! I am a Black immigrant based in Toronto, Canada. A writer and film enthusiast, I have found myself at the hands of an economy that is brutal and cold towards international students attempting to stay afloat. Due to various circumstances relating to the COVID pandemic, I have lost my main source of income. While continuing to freelance on the side, I have attempted tirelessly to find a new job. In the middle of the search, my problems have been worsened by my landlady wrongfully terminating my lease agreement. As a result, not only do I not have a place to live, but I also do not currently have enough funds to afford a new place to live.
As I face an impending winter, my stresses and anxieties are extremely heightened. Any and all generous donations would go towards helping me find a new place to live and make a deposit, which in turn will allow me be in a better space to look for and find new employment. My current situation has caused me to have very few joys (my love for film thankfully still being one faithful joy). But having a safe, warm place to lay my head will be one less sadness in my life.