Come Alive, Project AlyAtmosphere!
Organized by: Alyssia Washington
Hey guys! I'm Alyssia Washington but call me Aly. 23 years old, and I'm from Flint, Michigan. I may live here, but I still dream BIG. I just graduated From Mott Community college with 2 associate's degrees with honors, and ready for the next chapter of my life.
But, let me let you in on a secret: ..I struggled deeply with depression. A few years ago, It was to the dark point where I almost ended EVERYTHING. Almost took my life.. :( But... I decided (in that moment) to live. I made THE CHOICE to live. And if I going to live this life, I'M GOING TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF IT! :D
Since that time, I fought darkness to experience the beauty of life. After a while, I soon realized that I wanted to become a world traveler (more specifically --a Travel blogger). Since, I love learning languages (Spanish & Japanese) I worked in a language Lab as a Spanish language tutor tutoring students. Making friends from, Syria, Japan, Germany, Hungary, Peru, Spain, Iran, Iraq, UK, & Colombia there has opened my eyes to the beautiful cultures of this world. And I want YOU to experience all of them with me.
HOW? WHAT'S THE PLAN? My project--AlyAtmosphere--will document different experiences from various countries via Youtube & other social media. From trying foods, to wearing traditional cultural outfits for the first time(kimono, sari, etc.), visiting landmarks, talking to the people, seeing creatures, etc. I want to you to experience it like you're actually there.
ALSO, as this project grows, I also want Project: AlyAtmosphere to become more philanthropic & educational. As a young American, I was shocked of the lack of knowledge I had of other countries. As a friend from Syria told me stories of her experience, I couldn't imagine and felt embarrassed of my ignorance. Education is the cure for ignorance, and nothing is more educational then hearing stories, and first-hand experience. Let's learn together. I hope this project will also become a platform to highlight issues that my viewers and I donate to actually help.
SO, LET'S GO! LET'S WORK THIS OUT! HOW WILL THE MONEY BE USED? This money would be used to purchase a Good quality camera & editor to film/ shoot pictures with for social media & Youtube. No graininess here! I want you guys--the viewers--to have top-notch HD quality. This money will also be used to fund obtaining a passport for travel since I currently do not have one.
MOST IMPORTANTLY--this money will be mostly be used to fund the TRIPS themselves. For the YouTube channel, I want to begin a world tour. My Complete goal would be 50 countries--that's almost 1/3 of the amount of countries on Earth . However, starting off--we'll shoot for 3 minimum-5 maximum in the span of a year.
MY GOAL My goal is to educate myself & my viewers about this world. OUR WORLD. Outside of the news. Outside of press.
I ultimately hope that my journey can inspire other people:
- To have the courage to live, smile and have fun.
- To know that even in darkness, there is a light. You can smile again.
- To know that you CAN make a difference.
- And to learn more about YOUR world.
Your contribution is literally helping to begin an Journey :) Thank you all so much for your consideration and support! It'll take hard work & time, but we can do this. Let's make Project AlyAtmosphere a reality!
Thank you! *Note: See further updates by following my experience on Instagram , Twitter @alyatmosphere. These are still in the early stages of development . I'm also beginning a blog with my of my story, so I'll post a link on here soon. :)