I want to first thank you all for your Love and support throughout my creative journey, in all it's manifestations. My writing has been so much more than a creative outlet for me; and I may have never fully utilized it without my Muse, my mom Wajihah "Betty Jo" Sabir and guidance from the Most High.
So, if you've read a 6th grade poem or 10th grade novella or attended a high school production from Hattitude and Wraptitude to The Colored Museum, I thank you. Thank you for believing in the 13 Year Plan I outlined as Muslim Girl Magazine's Muslim Girl of the Month my senior year of high school. For coming to every single production I was in at Agnes Scott as a member of the Black Friars: The Jack Tales, Karima's City, Metamorphoses, and Ananse. You've read my "sh*tty first drafts" and finished pieces and even seen my work brought to life on the stage at Horizon Theatre as a playwriting member of their Apprentice Company. Thank you so much for believing in my work.
I moved to NYC last fall in pursuit of graduate school; and after a year full of Life, Learning, and Love (always) my dream is coming true! I've been accepted into City University London's Creative Writing (Playwriting and Screenwriting) MA program.
That's right, I'm going to grad school... in London! The two year program begins this September. I'm so excited for this opportunity!
And I need your help to make it happen!
In order to accept my place in the program, a one time fee of £1,500 or about $2,300 is due February 26th, 2015. All monies go towards my tuition, unfortunately I am not able to come up with the lump sum on my own.
Any amount you can give is greatly appreciated. I ask for your continued support in me fulfilling my purpose! Every step in this journey has been paved with your well wishes and Love. So even if you can't help monetarily, please continue to send me Good Vibrations!
PEACE AND LOVE,
Shaa'ista Bennaé Sabir
- kristal gillette
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