With tons of theoretical knowledge, but few practical filmmaking skills, I left for Bradford, England, to begin a masters degree in Digital Filmmaking.
Living in this UNESCO City Of Film was hugely exciting! There was much left to explore after graduation and, before I knew it, I was building a career; first in film exhibition and marketing, where I also volunteered to become a local accessibility champion, and later as the in-house visual content creator at a local college.
Capturing the remarkable and inspiring stories of young students re-awakened my inner advocate. What if I could use my skills to empower activists and underrepresented people to share their stories on their own terms?
I had started to uncover my purpose, but while navigating the personal development challenges that came with it, I felt increasingly restricted in my corporate career - and it started to severely impact my mental wellbeing.