Support Arts for Everyone: A Letter from PHAME Student Lea Mulligan
Dear Friend of PHAME Academy,
I have been a student at PHAME Academy for 11 years and a staff member since 2016. Before PHAME, sometimes I would have trouble at school—when people used to make fun of me, I would cry instantly. PHAME has made me more brave.
In our student production of In a Single Breath, I was in a scene about a bully with my friend JJ—and I didn’t just act in the scene, I helped write it based on something that happened to me. It felt amazing to create something and then to get to do it, and I loved that people liked it.
Working at PHAME has also made a difference in my life. At my old job, sometimes I would see the bosses whispering and looking at me and then whispering some more, and it always made me feel uncomfortable. Here, I work with amazing people and I don’t feel like I’m talked down to because of my disability.
You have helped build a community where I have made so many friends.
PHAME Student and Classroom Assistant
P.S. Your gift up to $2,500 will be matched by PHAME’s Board of Directors if received before June 30, 2018.