Nothing ever happened before the time
The highs and lows, the mistakes made and lessons learned.
The sweet successes and disappointing failures,
Have all helped me arrive where I am today.
Equipping me with skills and empowering me through experience
To make my next step forward.
Since when did melanin matter?
A Long Windy Road
The fresh faced youth who went into Engineering after a comprehensive education, spent evenings playing basketball and doing youth work.
At the first bend in the road, a decade later, part-time youth development broadened to include community full-time. The World Wide Web was becoming a thing and I was an early adopter. I soon coupled it to my interest in music and sound systems to be involved in the first peer-to-peer online music platforms and later, online radio stations.
The encouragement and support of my youth work manager sparked a passionate interest in a historical journey spanning Africa, The Caribbean and Britain. A clear indication my career was about to take another turn.
Around the next bend, I found myself immersed in the battle to redress inequalities and the lingering effects of Empire. Travelling up and down the country with my ‘Celebrating Diversity’ package like a touring performer. Aha!
Fast-forward to today. I’m rounding the bend that takes me in a creative direction. Pulling together years of presenting and ‘performing’ for small groups in the training context, with long held interests in drama and writing.
Tomato Loves Vegetables
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