My Name is Jessica and this is my story:.
I am an artist; that is who I am with every inch of my being. That means that everyday I am constantly bombarded with thoughts and feelings I need to translate and to try and communicate to the wider world, interpret issues in a way you may not yet have considered.
My goal is simple:. I have a vision- a vision of global contentedness on a spiritual level. A coming together of races and cultures in order to achieve equality and basic human rights for every individual on this planet:. Yeeeeah I know, never gonna happen is what I hear you say:. And that is what I will spend the rest of my life trying to change. It CAN happen and with every ounce of my heart I hope I can contribute to making that happen.
In the 21st Century we shouldn't have Famine on a mass scale, We shouldn't have dwindling resources, we shouldn't have children that lose their parents to the greed of war, we shouldn't have disease and illness and we shouldn't be living blindly while all this continues to Destroy our world.
Now I realise I am only one woman and cant change the world on my own- but I'm sure as hell going to give it my best shot:. If I need to devote the next thirty years of my life, in order to even make the slightest dent- then I am prepared for that:. If I have to bring to you images of heart break on an unfathomable scale- in order for you to open your eyes and decide that this is not ok, then that is what I'm going to do:
Children are our future, we need to change THEM in order to change the world. These children will be the next Prime Ministers, World leaders, the next generation of mothers and fathers:. We cant continue to breed generations with close minds or minds filled with hate from visions of war:.
You may not think so but we are all one, everything on this planet is connected by a force far greater than you or I could even imagine. Years of social programming and material consumption has led us to be oblivious to issues on a global scale. We a too distracted by ourselves. We think inward instead of outward. We are a species of self and we don't care for the other:. But it hasn't always been this way and we can change that:. With YOUR help, I can help to change that.
Christmas is a time for family, a time for love and appreciation of the finer things in life. Even if you're not religious, there is still a sense of deep spirituality involved with Christmas. Now imagine those kids who don't even know its Christmas:. Those kids who's one wish in the world is PEACE:. Instead of the Playstation 4 or X- box which means nothing to them- they are so advanced in their minds that they see the only way for them to truly be happy and live life, would be for global peace and compassion:
Think about it:. Do you think that those fresh kicks will make a difference in a child's life who lost both legs as a result of Corporate greed and control. Do you think that a new T-shirt is going to matter to the 500,000 children born with defects as a result of Agent Orange missions during the Vietnam war: The war is over, but the effects have been long lasting.
Now, I'm not going to go into my opinion about Corporate Conglomerates controlling the world because that is another issue altogether:. Right now, its about making a difference in someone's life who would appreciate it more then we could even fathom:.
On February 10th I will be leaving for Vietnam to volunteer in Ho Chi Min City as Community development Assistant: I will be teaching art and craft, assisting in the daily care of Severely mentally and physically disabled youth and young adults, hopefully putting a smile on many kids face everyday for 8 weeks:.
I NEED YOUR HELP TO GET ME THERE:..
I know times are tough, believe me: I too have debt and material embellishments I need pay for, but that is the point of this project/mission:. I will be removing myself from this western material world and immersing myself into a world- even so damaged by war and hate, still manages to be some of the most happy and spiritually humble people you will ever meet.
I need you guys to help me raise as much money as I can to help get me there:. EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS:.
$2000.00 is my goal, and I have a month to raise it: Every cent that I receive from now on will go towards it- my own material needs will be put on the back burner and every penny I find will go in my money box:
ALL donations are FULLY TAX DELECTABLE and upon online payment you will receive a receipt with all relevant information to claim it back:
I will also be giving up my luggage allowance and filling it with clothes/toys and bits n pieces to take with me:. So if you would like to make a donation in way of clothes or toys, that too will be appreciated.
Selected artworks of mine will also be up for auction:. The only way I could get rid of them is for something greater than personal gain. By auctioning them off I know that the benefits are going to greatly outweigh anything that I could ever feel selling my work For stupid amounts of money for myself:.
My promise to you, is to spend this time making art, teaching art, teaching love and compassion, acceptance and understanding- not only to the individuals I will directly meet, but also to every single one of you reading this. Through my words, my photos, my scribbles and sketches- you too will come with me on this journey:
As some of you know it is my birthday soon, and also Christmas- a time when the economy booms (and also credit), but I just want you to think about how at this time of year, we can really reflect on what it would be like to have nothing:.. Would we too still be able to smile:?
Think bout the look on your child's face when they come running down the stairs Christmas morning, now think about the children who don't even have a bed to sleep in or don't even wake because they are too hungry too sleep:. THIS is OUR problem too:. And we should all be ashamed of ourselves that we have contributed to this:. If you wish to buy me a present, don't- please donate:.
Help me achieve my mission because this is what will truly make me happy: Help me do what it is I am suppose to be doing:..
I want to teach young men and women all over the world that no matter what their circumstances or adversity they must over come, they can do ANYTHING they want:. Even though I am yet to prove this to myself I know in succeeding in my mission, an overwhelming sense of accomplishment will fill my heart:
So there I will leave it, because god knows I could go on forever:
But will leave you with this parting thought- "˜What if we could all love each other...?'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Orange (I woulndt normally reference Wikipedia but for a quick explanation this is probably the best)
This is the link to the organisation who I am dealing with:
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