Help Zen move to Melbourne

My name is Zenuel, I'm a queer 3D artist , voice actor , and game developer  trying to scrape by in Seattle, Washington; and I just deposited what could be my last rent check. My work here has slowed to a crawl as I begin to wrap up my life in the US, I've already made plans to move to Melbourne Australia around June - July, to be around friends and industry peers once again.
However as I've been trying to tie up loose ends my funding for the trip has been dipped into by a number of unforeseen events, the most recent being my passport renewal.

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If you've been following my work you may have seen this envelope, which marked a fairly significant milestone for me. It is the last major item that needs tied down before I can finally move.
I haven't been able to send it out for renewal for fear of missing my rent payment.

With rent paid, I have a total of $62.40 to my name, this is thanks to the kindness and generosity of people who have supported me and my work so far, and I am endlessly grateful to have been kept afloat for this long. The last of my expenses may yet be covered with this GoFundMe, I'll explain!

•$1000 is needed for my ticket to Melbourne + Visa. (roughly, it'll be one-way though, prices vary!)
•$110 is the total Passport renewal fee.
•$400 is my rent for the (possibly) last month of my rent here.
•$90 is food for the rest of the month.

Thankfully I've managed to get in touch with potential work when I do finally arrive, and obviously I'm eager to get back on my feet; taking up freelance work whenever it's available, and scrambling to try and solve these expenses before my time here is up.
My current roommates are due to leave around the same time, rent has been raised twice already this year and I'm left with very few options; doing my best to stay optimistic and keep my head above the water.

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A number of years ago my family immigrated to Canada from the US, I was unable to come with them and stayed behind in an attempt to find my own footing- I moved from state to state, living with exs and friends, until finally I landed in Seattle, with more and more of my friends finding their way to Melbourne; I went for a visit at the end of 2017 and found myself overcome with emotion realizing how long it had been since I even left the house to see friends, let alone took time away from working to enjoy myself.

This feels like my last effort to make a life, to find my place among my peers and friends, but struggling to make ends meet is terrifying on my own because of just how uncertain things feel. So I'm asking for help, in hopes that I can stabilize myself when I do finally arrive.

I've had so very much generosity and support over the years and I don't want to let you down, I'm honoured to be allowed to chase my creativity and passion as fervently as I have in my time here, and I never did any of it alone. If you're able to, I would be beside myself if you could lend a hand; would that I didn't have to ask it, but I will do everything in my power to deserve your kindness. <3

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Organizer

Damian McGivney 
Organizer
Seattle, WA
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