Hello strangers :D
My story is not sad or tear-inducing (thankfully), though my circumstances still make it so that I kinda need money right now 😅
Basically I am an asylum seeker – and have been for the past 6 years. Our immigration status doesn’t allow us to work, and we are given about £30 a week to pay for everything except house bills (so food, clothes, bus tickets, going out, etc…). I don’t want to complain too much – at least I have a roof over my head and food on the table – but as a teenager it’s kind of depressing having to repeatedly make excuses to my friends everytime they invite me to go out with them, or when I wish for something for my birthday.
As my asylum claim hasn’t received any substantial answer for 6 years now, it got kind of depressing seeing life go by. All my friends got their first jobs and paychecks, their driving licenses, their first cars, they bought expensive things for their birthdays and splurged in parties, got accepted into University, went on holidays and enjoyed their lives in general as a normal citizen should.
I couldn’t do any of that, and so I turned to one of my dearest hobbies, which is doing art. I have been doing art for… gosh, years – I cannot remember exactly when I started. Before I came to the UK to seek asylum, art was simply a way to pass time. Now, as I find myself at a standstill in life, art brings me comfort and helps all the paranoia and worries of my immigration status and future away.
Art equipment unfortunately is quite expensive. Furthermore, since my friend lent me her iPad Pro for me to try digital art, I am in love with doing just that – digital art. My dream right now is to buy my very own iPad Pro (why does it have to be so expensive 😪) and just continue doing art so that I have something to be happy and look forward to each day.
With you guys’ help, I will be closer to achieving that dream, and so I can do more art and maybe (just maybe) when I’ll finally get my residency status, I will be able to do my dream job: illustrator and graphic designer.
Anyways, thanks for anyone that reads this, and I wish everybody a great day. I hope everyone has something in their lives that makes them happy, like art does it for me 🤗
… nearly forgot to put my PayPal link 🤦🏻♀️😂 —>