From United States; seeking a Graduate degree in Fine Arts and is enrolled at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
I am trying to fund my one and a half years left to complete the masters program in Performance art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Dream and Mission Statement:
My dream is to become a facilitator that brings communities in Syria together through the means of collaborative storytelling and performance.
Why fund my education?
I believe in the immense power of stories especially if they are expressed beautifully in a live setting. Stories build understanding, empathy and bring people together. In the worst case scenario when there is conflict stories initiate dialogue and make us collectively question our perspectives to see things differently even if it is for just a moment, that’s change.
How I plan to give back after graduation?
I volunteered to translate for refugee families in Chicago and made a documentary amount them. I also taught a social justice storytelling program at middle schools in struggling communities around the city of Chicago that helps kids confront and deal with problems within their communities by making original performances.