…And we’re officially launched!
I’m really excited that Live Through This is becoming a reality. I’d been carrying this seedling around with me for years, this idea that maybe I could take my life experience and merge it with all the training I’ve had, both academically and artistically, to mold it into something bigger than me—something useful, something that could save lives.
I finally decided to plant that seed last August. Since then, it’s grown and changed so much that what you see now is barely recognizable from what I started with. In the coming weeks, we’re going to start taking our next steps: we’ll be casting out lines for participants and we’ll be working toward launching the Kickstarter project.
Kickstarter is an amazingly innovative way for artists to find help in getting their messages out into the world. I’m going to need quite a bit of funding to take this from being a vision in my head to being a tangible exhibition piece, and I think Kickstarter is the perfect platform. There are bits of gear I need to purchase to bring the project to fruition, but more importantly, I’ll need to make cross-country pilgrimages to interview the people who will become the faces of Live Through This.
I am 100% willing to contribute every extra bit of my own personal funds available after living expenses; however, it is impossible for me to do this on my own. The scope is too broad and the need is too great. This is where you come in. Because I know that funds are tight for everyone these days, we’re doing our work to lock in some fantastic backer rewards, so even if it’s a tough call between donating to LTT and investing that cash elsewhere, you should come out of the experience with something pretty cool to show for it. Something in addition to my undying gratitude, anyway. More on this soon.
I want to thank everyone reading this for taking the time and for caring about the cause, and I want to thank Lisa Lombardo for her faith in me and this idea. She’s been a key player in bringing LTT into the world, and I’d probably still be floundering without her.