Please Send Eve to School

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For someone who is so ridiculously close to Eve (we are engaged, after all), I find that I'm having trouble writing her story. She is the strongest person I know. After many personal tragedies (which I don't feel at liberty to disclose...they're things she should tell herself someday) her strength and will to live never stops to amaze me. Her heart is gigantic, and she never gives up. She's a dancer, a musician, a painter, a singer, an illustrator, an animator. She's been hurt badly enough to try and give up on art, but her essential self has brought her back to the thing she truly loves. I don't think she really knows how to give up, and that's why I'm asking for your help.

Eve had to give up her dream of art school at 18 when she graduated high school. She had to work to put herself through community college and to support her family. After she managed to transfer to UC Berkeley for English, she took up key leadership positions in the Asian American and feminist community. She has often had to walk the road that no one wants to take - she has constantly pushed for higher levels of artistic expression and the minority rights, even if her ideas are unpopular at the time (although frequently later on can be seen as the groundbreaking steps for positive change). After realizing that no matter how hard she tried that she couldn't give up art, she decided to enroll at the Academy of Art to study visual development.

Receiving accolaids as a painter, stop motion puppeteer, and illustrator, Eve has managed to complete nearly all the classes she needs to finally graduate art school. She's so close to realizing what she set out to do 9 years ago but unfortunately we've hit a financial wall, and I'm now asking for your assistance.

I wish I could be more articulate about how much your support means to me. Helping keep Eve in school, in whatever way you can, whether it be monetary support, or just emails telling her to keep going after her dream, means the world to me. I don't really expect anyone to pay for a whole semester of school, but every little bit counts. If you tell your friends about this, and they tell their friends, then maybe she can get half a semester in.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this, and I'm hoping that the power of the internet can be harnessed to help make Eve's dream (and thus mine) come true.

 

To see more of Eve's art, please check out her art blog here.