My name is Mariko Passion! I am a sex worker visual and performance artist and have been working and travelling my work to different parts of the world for the last 13 years! I am fundraising to take my music and take steps as a singer to challenge myself beyond my wildest imagination!
It seems crazy to even ask the community for help, I mean why can't I just hustle a bunch of my clients to pay a few extra bills to get me where I need to go? Certainly that has happened in the past and helped me produce shows and get ambitious creative projects done. But this time, I am daring to NOT ask my clients for help. I am daring to ask YOU the community that wants to support sex worker artists to spread their revolutonary messages for help!
Help me fundraise $2500 in 30 days for LIVE MUSIC to accompany my performances at the International AIDS conference in Washington DC, a show that I am curating at Highways Theatre in Santa Monica and to take a pianist to Burningman with me at the end of August!
This campaign is about LIVE MUSICIANS and taking my performance to the next level. Yes, I can sing with a backing track on a CD like I always do, but I am really trying to push myself to try to get real live musicians with heartbeats to add to the shows! The musicians that I have worked with and the musicians I need to get right on the project with only one day of rehearsing won't work for free unfortunately. Help me make this happen!