Hello! I am Sherese Francis. I am a blogger, writer and poet. My blog is Futuristically Ancient where I write about topics concerning the African Diaspora through an afrofuturist lens.
I recently decided to participate in a fundraiser for "Atlantic Impact’s Abroad for a Cause Challenge" who is inviting two bloggers to join them in a trip abroad to Barbados. Atlantic Abroad is a nonprofit organization that provides low-income and at-risk youth "with year-round programming so they can better understand the state of their communities, which includes community exploration and international travel." I know as someone who comes from a financially disadvantaged background, study abroad organizations, like YFU, and college study abroad, gave me the opportunity to travel to both Japan and London. If they did not exist, I would not have been able to travel and those experiences helped me to expand my imagination and grow as a person.
So, I am glad to take part and raise money for this organization. For this fundraiser, I have to raise at least $250 to get a chance to be one of the bloggers to go to Barbados. If I raise the most, I definitely will go, but if I raise over $250, I will be in pool of possible bloggers to be the second choice. I have to raise as much money as possible by June 9th. I desire greatly to go to Barbados because it is where my mother is from and I have never been. It would be a chance for me to discover her homeland. Also, it will be great to document my travels on my blog and connect with the others on this trip.
Any donation will be appreciated! Thank you!