Philadelphia Awaits

Hello, my name is Ed Toddy. I am a writing student from Bradford, AR and I need your support. During my freshman year of college, I wrote an essay on video games and their effect on flow – a mindful state that offers a solution to daily stress. Normally, a flow state positively affects subjective well-being but research shows that flow states achieved through gaming or by other digital means have a negative effect on happiness. That essay was later published by UCA Professor Ruby Mongno in her book Brave Spaces: A Rhetoric of Otherness. Recently, I have been researching a similar topic: mindfulness in monochronic societies. I am currently working on an essay that explains the effects of the digital age on the presence of mindfulness in our daily lives, and I have been accepted to present that essay at the American Popular Culture Conference this spring. So far, I have accepted $300 from the university, but the trip to Philadelphia will be expensive. Already, I spent $200 to register for the conference, and I expect that both airfare and a hotel will cost a pretty penny. If you would like to help a blossoming academic take one more step towards a successful career as a writer, then leave a donation. Any amount will help

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Ed Toddy 
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Conway, AR
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