My name is Imaan Latif and I am a South Africa Kundalini Yoga Practitioner and Queer Muslim Artivist. I have been admitted to complete my BFA in the Netherlands at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Artez University. I am reaching out to ask for support to secure my financial guarantee.
Why do I want to study in the Netherlands?
It is my dream to gain access to really good education that a rape culture is not part of the everyday experience.
I believe studying in the Netherlands will contribute greatly to my practice and experience as tracking my ancestry leads me to the Dutch East India Company. Being able to study and learn in this environment will contribute through psychogeographical knowledge production.
The amount asked for in total is €21.116
the total required amount is distribute in this way:
- €9.700 for the ArtEZ institutional fee and income requirement.
- €11.416 is for my financial guarantee that is required to gain a visa and residency permit.
- I have been awarded with the ArtEZ Scholarship and this is an amount of €5.000
I would talk about the privilege of education, the need to have access without feeling guilty for being 'poor' but I would prefer to offer my services as a personal trainer and kundalini yoga teacher in return for your support. Here I have created REWARDS in EXCHANGE for DONATIONS.
I BELIEVE IN MY PRACTICE AND THE CULTURAL CONTRIBUTION IT CREATES.
I believe that wellness just like education is not a privilege, accessibility is. Accessibility is misunderstood, it is the language, it is the relatability it is the way in which we are considered and taken of. Trust me I know this, I have experienced the Apartheid Education system where we got hiding as punishment for not doing homework. This is where my unlearning process began, as the decolonial generation, as the born free generation I knew that wellness was the only way out of survival mode, the only way to break the cycle. This is what my practice is focused on to support and guide the redesigning of the most complex and delicate Artwork, THE HUMAN BEING.
Imaan Latif aka Sovereignshakti aka Meher Sangat