I have thought long and hard about my next steps. A career in costume design requires me to live where the work is. The industry is centered in New York and London, and these kinds of oportunities are scarce in Trinidad. I know that it means leaving my family and home behind for a time but going home is not an option for me right now. It means I lose the connections I have made here and miss out on any job opportunities I might have had. I have been one of the lucky few to come so far to do this training and it would be a shame to have to give it up altogether.
With the American immigration process being as long and expensive as it is , I plan on moving to London - which is cheaper and easier for me- to gain more knowledge and first hand experience in the Theatre and Film Industry that I love. In order to do that I need your help again. I am going through the process of getting a 5 year Ancestry Visa which costs US $4,108.82. The rest of the moving process includes a plane ticket, which averages $600 and finding a place to stay. It's a lot of money for a Grad student to find on her own before graduation, so I am looking outwards for help. In order to leave for London on the first of June I need to follow this timeline - I have to raise $2123.42 by December to prove that I can support myself, another $600 by feburary for the plane ticket and another $1985.40 by March 1st to pay for the application and Health surcharge fee. Any contribution you make means I'm one step closer to fulfilling my dream, finding a place to rest my head and my eternal gratitude. Please help give me a fighting chance.
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