My name is Lizzy and I am a dance/movement therapy (DMT) and counseling student at Antioch University New England. I just started my first year of graduate school and am already head over heels in love with the challenging and fulfilling program. I am confident that I will graduate from Antioch not just as a competent member of the mental health field, but as a trailblazer; creative and expertly trained, ready to become an influential part of the DMT community.
The 48th American Dance Therapy Association Annual Conference is coming up in late October and attending it would be an incredibly transformative experience for me. The opportunity to learn from, dance with, and be surrounded by DMT experts from around the world would be invaluable. However, this "invaluable" opportunity costs money: $375 to be exact. In addition, there are the costs of food for four days and the gas to drive from New Hampshire to New York City. I work as a Research Assistant for a small stipend and am saving up as much as I can, but could use some help. It is hard not to feel guilty asking for such a large sum of money, but I figure when broken down into many small amounts, it is totally doable. Any amount you can contribute, five dollars, even one dollar, would help more than you know.
If you are able and willing to donate, let me know your mailing address and in November you will receive a wonderfully unique construction paper card with a personalized tidbit of wisdom that I have brought back from the conference. Donate significantly and you may even receive a card complete with glitter, stickers, and a photo of yours truly in action.
Thank you for taking the time to read my plea and thank you in advance for any help you can give.
With love, respect, and gratitude,