I'm raising money to support John Ian's music (take time off from my day job, pay for recording/promotion/touring) and get help trying to pay off some debt, leave the past behind and start anew with an almost blank page.
I need to take some time off from the job that pays the bills in order to focus on the job that really matters to me: music. So, literally what I'm trying to do here with your generous help is to buy me some time.
I’m not asking for anybody’s pity and in this life no path is more difficult than another, but it’s a fact that due to the struggles that come with being transgender I’ve lost many precious years. I've done a lot of fixing and repairing and I've been trying my best to catch up financially as well, but when it comes to paying off debt I feel like Sisyphus. One step up, two steps back. There’s always something.
I need money to professionally record my new album and pay the musicians that will accompany me. Paying off debt is a top priority, so I have the chance to finally get back on my feet.
After all those years of having shockingly low self-esteem I no longer have a problem saying it: I’m important. I consider myself a good cause. And I’m realizing I haven’t asked for enough help in the past. I went through a great deal of trouble and to great lengths to do things on my own that would have been so much easier with just a tiny bit of help.
ANYTHING helps and I appreciate every single dollar you might be able to spare.
So – this goes out to those of you who are a little better off financially and/or would like to support an independent LGBTQ artist in his mid-forties, who in many ways is only just getting started.
Thank you so much!
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