My name is Mel, and I was diagnosed with Parkinsonism in my forties. IFW’s crowdfunding platform is an outlet to share my creativity with the world and turn my hobby into a business. I am a computing technology technician, and I am looking to further my design skills as a web developer, content creator, and photographer.
My illness does not define me, and I refuse to give up or stop learning. I am currently enrolled in grad school, working towards my Master of Science in Information degree, and against all doctors' orders, I am working two jobs. Thanks to Cinderella, my Ragdoll kitty who inspires me, I found myself creating short videos. It takes me longer than normal to create each video, but I truly enjoy the process and the outcome. I am very humbled and grateful for the "likes" and "love" that I get with each video. I am still growing my followers, but I had a very small social media presence until a few months ago.
To create entertaining, and memorable digital content, while inspiring others with Parkinsonism like myself.
To start a short video agency (specializing in Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts, and Tik Tok videos) and a digital store selling logos, e-books, and print-on-demand T-shirts.
Do you recall telegrams that sang? Imagine sending a Reel or a short video that is personalized to a certain person or group. I'll keep making Cinderella films, and I predict that she will grow in popularity. In addition, I'm investigating how to include subtle product reviews in my videos.
According to Facebook and Google Analytics (Facebook and YouTube), my modest target audience is mostly females aged 55 and over. I have a very small presence on Tik Tok and Tumblr, but I plan to expand there as well. My goal is to have a stronger presence in the Parkinson's community across all platforms.
The funding I will receive will allow acquiring much-needed adaptive technology to create better and more content. Due to my illness, I often lose the dexterity of both my hands. Having access to this technology would allow me to continue to work, even when my hands are shaky and not cooperating. Here is my wish list:
- A computer with a touch screen capable of handling software, such as Premiere Pro, After Effects, and other software editing tools
- Touch screen monitor
- Camera with stabilization (I am currently using my cellphone to record videos, and it is very challenging), and accessories
- Special mouse and keyboard to aid with dexterity
- Standing desk
My team: Chuck, proofreader Magnifique, and Cinderella, my Ragdoll cat.
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