Elbows, equal rights and suffering anxiety
Maisy Bentley is a woman on a mission and we find out what motivates her.
As a student at Aotea College, she started ‘‘Girl Boss’’ a group to empower young women and is a passionate supporter and advocate for equal rights. The Kapi-Mana News sat down with Bentley to ask the not-sohard questions and find out what makes her tick. As it turned out, she can do the impossible ...
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A JOB/STUDY?
Currently in my first year studying and I volunteer for UN youth and do a bit of public speaking.
WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB/STUDY?
The best part of public speaking is hearing people afterwards or getting feedback from people who were inspired or motivated by what you said.
WHAT’S THE WORST?
Not getting student fares on public transport!
WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Most people are really surprised to know I suffer from anxiety. They don’t understand how I can speak in front of hundreds of people or network with strangers but anxiety or any other mental illness doesn’t stop you from doing these things.
HOW DO YOU RELAX?
Chuck some music on, brew a cup of tea, grab a pen or pencil and just draw whatever comes to mind.
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU IN THE WEEKENDS?
Most likely spending time with my family.
IF YOU COULD INVITE THREE PEOPLE TO DINNER - LIVING OR DEAD - WHO WOULD THEY BE?
Hillary Clinton, Melinda Gates and Helen Clark. All very successful women in different areas commonly dominated by men. I would love to hear about the challenges they faced and how they over came them to get where they are.
FAVOURITE PLACE IN PORIRUA?
On a clear day the view from the Spinnaker Drive summit look out on the Whitby Walkway can’t be beaten! (But on a rainy day Kmart is the place to be).
IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPER POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?
To be able to manipulate time, to have more hours in a day or make certain things come sooner.