Where do I start? I love helping people a little too much to the point where I forget to help myself. It doesn’t help that I wanted to be an artist (a sculptor to be precise) when I was younger but life and mostly bills made me face a harsh reality that I cannot survive with my ideals, my unknown name, my unknown face and artistic inclinations so I took to the corporate world, sales and retail. You name it, I’ve done what I can to make an honest living but still just barely breaking even. Being stuck in cubicles facing a computer screen did very little to nourish my soul. Until one day I decided to cook professionally and I simply fell in love with it. I felt like an artist again but this time my medium is good food. I was an apprentice for a few years and that means barely earning a reasonable wage but I pushed on and proved to myself and to naysayers that I have what it takes to make it in this industry- That I can be one of the best chefs this world has ever seen. The only problem I have is that I am not equipped with a good credit score or a big bank account. I made plenty of mistakes in the past and it was mostly “love-related”. I want to make it right. I want to start something small but not diminish the quality of food. I want to buy a double decker bus and convert it into a mobile restaurant that’s highly seasonal and sustainable. I want to serve art on a plate that takes your senses on a culinary journey. I want to introduce my country’s cuisine to every destination I could possibly drive to. I want to share my grandma’s wisdom over soup while breaking bread with customers and people in need. I want to create a dialogue about food and what it means for art sake, culture, ethics and learning how to give back. Eventually the goal is to be able to feed the hungry but for that I need a name. For that I need to be successful and right now, I just need a hand. $50,000 would do the trick. That would ensure a great future for what I believe in- I need a platform and these are the avenues I’m going to take for now. I will make it. I just need a little nudge. If there’s anyone out there who chooses to help instead of ridiculing a girl for trying- Thank you. Thank you so much.