Kim Sandara is creating a graphic novel about her coming out story
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Hi, I'm Kim Sandara. Sometime in mid-2017 while browsing Netflix on the LGBTQ section, I felt a yearning to see more content that was told from an LGBTQ POC perspective. I thought about all the things I'd ever seen LGBTQ POC representation in the media and while there are a few good stories out there, it's still predominantly white. In many cases, there are also male directors to love stories between women (which gives a lot of freedom to the male gaze, rather than an actual perspective of a woman in a queer love story). I then reflected on my exposure to the media as a child. I never saw anyone like me. As a bisexual Asian girl growing up, that gave me a lot of trouble with self acceptance. It is isolating to feel like you're not sure if you're allowed to exist the way you do. Self consciousness starts out when we're young but I think it's important to help teach self awareness and acceptance as well.

From there, I decided I'm creating a graphic novel about my coming out story to increase LGBTQ POC representation and support self acceptance. Much of my story has to do with internal processing during the confusing time of adolescence and young adulthood. I simply want LGBT POC youth to not feel as isolated as I sometimes did. I think one of the most genuine ways of teaching empathy is sharing stories. Along with sharing my story, 15% of all novel sales will go to a non-profit organization fighting for LGBTQ rights.  My personal deadline for this project is in 2020.

So far I have finished the writing and had it edited/revised by two friends, one previously an Art History major and the other, currently an English major. It's time to start drawing and creating visuals! I'm on Patreon because I'd like to share my process and progress. For anyone who's ever wanted to see more diversity in the LGBTQ media or just love reading personal stories, this is for you. The money made off of this page will fund a sure subscription to the adobe suite to help create the book, any needed art supplies and possible stipends to my writing and visual editors. Thank you to any and all of the support. I appreciate all of your time and consideration!
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This will get you access to all of my monthly drawings that go into finding the visuals for this story. You can see the evolution of some drawings, the ones that looked interesting but aren't going into the story and I'll be blogging about it every 1-3 months too.
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When I reach $50 per month, this will secure my access to the Adobe Suite so I can keep digitally drawing and editing my visuals.
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Hi, I'm Kim Sandara. Sometime in mid-2017 while browsing Netflix on the LGBTQ section, I felt a yearning to see more content that was told from an LGBTQ POC perspective. I thought about all the things I'd ever seen LGBTQ POC representation in the media and while there are a few good stories out there, it's still predominantly white. In many cases, there are also male directors to love stories between women (which gives a lot of freedom to the male gaze, rather than an actual perspective of a woman in a queer love story). I then reflected on my exposure to the media as a child. I never saw anyone like me. As a bisexual Asian girl growing up, that gave me a lot of trouble with self acceptance. It is isolating to feel like you're not sure if you're allowed to exist the way you do. Self consciousness starts out when we're young but I think it's important to help teach self awareness and acceptance as well.

From there, I decided I'm creating a graphic novel about my coming out story to increase LGBTQ POC representation and support self acceptance. Much of my story has to do with internal processing during the confusing time of adolescence and young adulthood. I simply want LGBT POC youth to not feel as isolated as I sometimes did. I think one of the most genuine ways of teaching empathy is sharing stories. Along with sharing my story, 15% of all novel sales will go to a non-profit organization fighting for LGBTQ rights.  My personal deadline for this project is in 2020.

So far I have finished the writing and had it edited/revised by two friends, one previously an Art History major and the other, currently an English major. It's time to start drawing and creating visuals! I'm on Patreon because I'd like to share my process and progress. For anyone who's ever wanted to see more diversity in the LGBTQ media or just love reading personal stories, this is for you. The money made off of this page will fund a sure subscription to the adobe suite to help create the book, any needed art supplies and possible stipends to my writing and visual editors. Thank you to any and all of the support. I appreciate all of your time and consideration!

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$2 or more per month
This will get you access to all of my monthly drawings that go into finding the visuals for this story. You can see the evolution of some drawings, the ones that looked interesting but aren't going into the story and I'll be blogging about it every 1-3 months too.