The Fly Girl Goes Global!

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Raised by 20 people in 58 months
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You never know how God will use you or where he can take you, it's through prayer and conversations and lining up your will with His that one can see that the possibilities are endless. I was listening to my Mary Mary station on Pandora and this one song just caught my heart, it was Israel & New Breed's, "Take the Limits off/No Limits (Enlarge My Territory)" and as I was listening to the lyrics of the song, I realized that this particular song was a reflection of what I have been praying for.

In the past couple of months, I realized that although I LOVE New York City I need to take a step back from the city life to focus on my craft and do even greater things than slinging pasta at an Italian restaurant while sometimes writing. My website The Fly Girl Guide is flourishing but I kept saying to myself, how much better or bigger would the FGG be if I solely focused on my writing? I also have tons of other writing ideas that are lodged in my head waiting to come out but haven't because I have not been able to correctly prioritized my time between trying to survive in New York City and finding time to write.

After this realization, I started applying for writing programs that will force me to focus and to actually write in a collegiate setting. I was recently accepted in Yale University's Writing Conference which will take place in June. For an intensive weekend in June, I will focus on revising my script for a pilot TV show (think 2013 Living Single). Once accepted in the program at Yale, I proved which I knew to be true, I can write, I just need to light a fire under my butt to make it happen.

I then decided that I needed to go further with my writing so I applied for a creative writing program at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. Thanks be to God, I was also accepted into the University of Cambridge's writing program. I will spend three weeks in late July working on my fiction book geared towards teenage girls (I am already on chapter three!) with esteemed professors and other writers.

Now after having been accepted into two great programs, I said to myself besides writing for my own personal gain what else is next? I then decided to take my skills of writing and editing to Africa to help with a start-up school in Tanzania. I am prayerfully traveling to Shinyanga, Tanzania in November to help with the recently opened Anna Schubert Preschool of Shinyanga. The goal of The Anna Schubert Preschool of Shinyanga is to teach the Shinyanga children English, give them exposure to books, reading and writing with an aim to expand their minds from an early age. I am excited to be a part of such a wonderful endeavor that will be extremely beneficial to the development of young children of Tanzania.

I have a lot going on! But these are all faith based trips, I am praying for an increase and for God to enlarge my territory meaning I am writing with a purpose and then using my writing skills to help educate others. I am looking to show young Black girls that it is possible to follow your dreams and to do so with style and grace. I would love for all my friends and family to help me go on this great mission trip around the world. From Yale University to the University of Cambridge in England to Tanzania, Africa, I am seeking donations to help take me GLOBAL!

Your support will help me cover the expenses associated with my traveling, including:


-The University of Cambridge tuition costs, accommodation and fees
-Roundtrip airfare to and from the United Kingdom
-Roundtrip airfare to and from Tanzania, Africa
-Room & Board in Tanzania
-All Necessary Vaccinations


Thank you in advance! I also accept well wishes and safe travel prayers! Remember God loves you like crazy!


Peace & Blessings,
Carla Thomas better known as Fly Carla

P.S. Of course, I will blog about my travels and experiences abroad!



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I am humbling asking all my friends for donations to help me take my writing efforts GLOBAL! My deadline of attending the University of Cambridge is quickly approaching and I am seeking awesome supporters! I am now offering some really cute gifts for those who donate to my The Fly Girl Goes Global campaign.

Your support will help me cover the expenses associated with my traveling, including:
-The University of Cambridge tuition costs, accommodation and fees
-Roundtrip airfare to and from the United Kingdom
-Roundtrip airfare to and from Tanzania, Africa
-Room & Board in Tanzania
-All Necessary Vaccinations

My rewards levels are as follows:

-Bronze Level, a donation of $30
Choose this level and I will send you a postcard from England!

-Sliver Level, a donation of $55
Choose this level and I will send you a small token from England!

-Gold Level, a donation of $100
Choose this level and I will send you a postcard and a small token from Tanzania!

-Platinum Level, a donation of $150
Choose this level and I will send you a handcrafted Tanzania Batik along with a preview of the first chapter of my book!

Read more about my efforts here: www.gofundme.com/flycarla


Thank you in advance! I also accept well wishes and safe travel prayers! Remember God loves you like crazy!

P.S. Of course, I will blog about my travels and experiences abroad!
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The Fly Girl Happy Hour is happening! I'm asking all my friends to donate $5, the cost of one drink to help with my The Fly Girl Goes Global campaign!

I would like to reiterate that this educational/missionary trip is not just for me. It's a journey to help me produce two writing projects; a fiction teenage book and a television script both with an aim to change the perception of Black girls and women in the media. It's really campaign #noratchet! I'm looking to show girls that is it possible to follow one's teams and to do so with style and grace. Let's get girls off of Instagram and into books and traveling and walking into their purpose!

www.gofundme.com/flycarla

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I have this great idea, instead of writing about beauty, fashion and music: how about I write something that has real meaning and will inspire someone? More specifically, why don't I turn The Fly Girl Guide into a book for teenage girls? Even better if the book was a series that followed a 12-year-old girl from her first year to middle school to high school. I should call it, The Fly Girl Guide to the 6th Grade and the main character is trying to navigate through middle school with style and grace.

I think this idea might be a winner! I just need some help! I have never written a book before I also never wrote a television script but I did and my professors at Yale University loved it. Now what if I go to school at the University of Cambridge and sit in a classroom for three weeks while learning how to complete a novel that will inspire young girls? I might have the right guidance to produce something that will change how young girls think and dream.

Sounds like a great idea right? But I need help. I cannot make it to England on my own so I am asking my friends and supporters for any monetary donation to help with my The Fly Girl Goes Global campaign! It's a great cause that is more than me just traveling; I am looking to learn as much as possible so that I can give as best as possible.

#traveling #dreams #possible #goforth #global #flygirl

www.gofundme.com/flycarla
Dream big!
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Raised by 20 people in 58 months
Created May 6, 2013
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$10
Tamara D. Johnson
56 months ago

I wish you the best in all your endeavors Ms. Carla!!

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Isabelle Dungan
56 months ago

wish i could give more!!!

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$20
Nakeisha Turner
56 months ago

Of course I'll support you!!

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$20
Angelica Lee
57 months ago

HU...You Know! Never stop chasing your dreams! Good Luck!

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Anonymous
57 months ago
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Shaun Hines
57 months ago

"Son said Hov how you get so fly?/ I said from not being afraid to fall out the sky." - Jay-Z

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Mikel Gale
57 months ago

A little can go a long way...here's to a little bit more, Carla. Make that dope stuff happen!!

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57 months ago
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