I’m a blogger, activist, music lover and general internet addict. I’m a passionate vegan, as I often remind my friends, and I enjoy nothing more than an angry rant on Tumblr.
I first heard about the Youth Media Team when one of my teachers emailed me excitedly, and then proceeded to nag me for weeks until I’d applied. I was so, so excited about this opportunity and even more thrilled when I was invited to be a part of the team. Social activism and working in the not-for-profit sector is something that I’ve been longing to do, and this position was the perfect way to start my career.
One of the main areas that I focus on in my activism is mental health. As one of the one in five young people living with a mental illness, I realise the impact that a mental health condition can have on a person’s education and social life. I decided to turn a dark period in my life into something that myself and others can learn from, and I hope that I can continue doing this in the future.
I am incredibly passionate about all things social justice, as well as animal rights and the environment.
In my ideal world, students would have access to quality support services, and be able to learn in a safe, judgement free environment, where everyone is equal, regardless of gender, sexual preference, race, ethnicity or religion.