This was supposed to be my year.
I had everything under control, I was about to get my degree after all these years in the school of Architecture, I presented my thesis and started working on my diploma project.
I felt excited and creative, things were going so well that I was even thinking of getting a third cat, why not, what could possibly go wrong?
Yeah. Those of us who have a home are supposed to stay in it and "be productive", wear work clothes to rid us of the misery of becoming one with our dirty sweatpants, try and live as if nothing has changed (although for many of us that's not really an option cause we're either freelancers or work in businesses that are currently closed).
Well, I cannot do that because I don't have a damn printer. I mean, I can definitely wear something cleaner, and maybe I should(?), but I can't be productive if I don't have a damn printer. Everything I do, from architecture, to photography, to poetry, to making zines and being the captain of my own boat, requires being able to print. Ordering prints online, unfortunately, cannot work for me because the need for test prints, drawings and pictures is constant and not something that can be planned. So, I am now stuck, not knowing how and when I'll be able to continue with my projects.
I made a decision a while ago to focus on my studies and my creative side, knowing quite well that this wouldn't pay a lot but it would save me time and it was the only thing that made me feel fulfilled and kind of... happy.
But situations change. And here I am. Standing in front of you on your tiny or bigger screens, I don't know which device you're currently using, asking you to help me buy my own printer, be able to work from home, finally get my degree, complete some of my half-done projects and stop using the puppy filter on instagram to ask for sponsors.
If you support my campaign, I promise to thank you in my diploma project acknowledgments as well as in my next zine and send you a digital copy of the latter. I will also be forever grateful.
I mean it.