Our names are Alisa and Anna. We are a couple from Vologda, Russia, but we got a chance to study in Europe because we had won scholarships in Belgium. It was very challenging for us to reach this step already in our education, because studying arts in Russia is very difficult due to our point of view. We believe that with our art we can change the world we live in. We want to spread the idea of body positivity and feminism everywhere, especially in Russia. We would like to go back there after our studies and not be discriminated for our true nature. You might not know this, but in Russia people are not that tolerant to minorities of any kind and homosexuality is even forbidden in some ways. We believe that with our ideas and skills we could change the current situation in Russia and make it possible for ALL the people to live there in prosperity.
Now we are studying in Belgium, we both work part time jobs (we can only work part-time cause we are international students) and live together in a tiny apartment, because we are no longer supported by our families nor financially nor emotionally. This year our scholarships will end and we might no longer be able to study visual arts and to help people in Russia change their mind. This is why we are asking you to help us make our dreams come true!!!
The amount we ask is only for our next year (second bachelor costs 6930 euros for international students).
Thank you for all your support! - Alisa and Anna