I believe images are one of the best ways to educate people. Since I was young, I've always used drawings and paintings as a way to express and communicate my feelingsYou may want to insert: Now I want to broaden my abilities and skills in ways that will help others.
,. now I want to use and expand my abilities to help people with them.
I have lived my whole life in Peru, an impressive country full of wonderfully rich cultures and
globally known food, with so much room to keep growing. and food, such as # and # that have international appeal. There is still room for growth even though it is still a developing country However, it's still a developing country,
where discrimination from different institutions such as # and #
is painfully present in our everyday life. As a queer person, I have seen how many people like me
without knowing or being able to express
what they are feeling,feelings.This makes people making them
extremely vulnerable to discrimination and self hate.
I believe this is mostly caused by a lack of exposure and
about sexuality and gender identity
, and theircoupled with adherence to
outdated status as "taboo" theme.
During my last years of collegeConsequently
, I decided I would dedicate my senior thesis to this issue. I wanted to create an illustrated fairytale where queer people would be able to
seeimagine themselves inside the characters and their struggles, giving them the opportunity to feel safe and accepted.themselves through the struggles of the characters, providing a platform to feel safe and accepted. I wished to create a story that would help people like me,My desire is to create a story that would help people like me -
a story that would have helped me when I was a child. A year later - and a lot of research later as well -
I still want to dedicate my career to the exposure of queer themes,
addressing them as many times as possible, reaching out to as many children and adults as I'm able to reachpresenting them in a variety of settings to adults and children alike.
. These problems need visibility, especially in Latino countries like Peru,
helpingto help future queer generations live as peacefully and fully as everyone else.
I have been drawing for almost half my life, and loved every illustration class I have been able to
take, they take. They
gave me a space to explore that passion I've had for so long, but they were limited, oriented to graphic designers - not full time illustrators.
...as an artist
and left me eager to learn so many other things.
...Peruvian Sierra with their legal procedures
helping them find their lost loved ones, or obtaining medical and financial support.
Knowing my characters and illustrations are helping people has made me feel complete
;- It is my confirmation about how important this work is for me. reassuring me about how important this is for me.
After this experience, I have no doubts this is the right career for me
and that I will keep finding ways of using my illustrations to help others.
I learned about SCAD when I was fourteen while I was slowly learning how to draw, and I knew I wanted to study there. Now, almost ten years later, I'm trying to fulfill that childhood dream, trying to create the future I've always wanted
in the field I love the most. The timing wasn't right when I finished high school, but after everything I have lived and learned during these years, I am certain now is the time
and that Savannah will be the perfect start for my illustration journey.
reply / quoteHello Santhiago! I have made some punctuation, wording, and grammar suggestions here for you. I hope you find them helpful. Just one thing to be mindful of is that shorter sentences are easier to comprehend. This will limit the use of commas within the sentence. Good going!