BENEFITING: Street-Level Youth Media
Hello! My name is Tamairis Dixon. I am 17 years old, live in Chicago, and I am the leader of Street-Level Youth Media’s Anime Club. We are trying to raise money to support our club.
When I was three years old, I saw Speed Racer and I’ve been in love with anime ever since. I started drawing stick figures at the age of 7. At the age of 13, I started doing digital drawings.
In 2011, I co-founded Anime Club at Street-Level. Anime Club is a group created by youth as a hub for other youth who are interested in anime, as well as gaining a deeper understanding of Japanese culture.
The club also teaches kids how to do video & audio editing, graphic design, and journalism techniques in order to produce our own original artwork, podcasts, and videos. We’re creating our own original anime characters and voice dubbing.
Since the club’s start we have attended and documented anime conventions such as Anime Central and Anime World Chicago. We interview artists, writers, and other otaku* like us and produce videos and podcasts of our experience. Watch us at Anime World Chicago here: https://vimeo.com/48384126.
Anime Club is seeking donations to help send all 10 club members to Anime Central 2013, where we will continue to document anime culture through multimedia. Your donation will support our convention badges, transportation, and hotel costs.
Thank you for supporting our club!
*otaku is a Japanese word to describe people who are obsessed with anime and manga.