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My ex­pe­ri­ences as a young woman pro­vided the scaf­fold­ing for the jour­ney that led me to where I am. My jour­ney was not an easy one, and at a very young age I found refuge in the­atre, which helped me cope with trau­matic ex­pe­ri­ences. I’m for­tu­nate that my work is also my pas­sion. From the time I was a lit­tle girl, I was the one en­ter­tain­ing oth­ers, as it was al­ways my de­sire to make peo­ple happy and to make things bet­ter. Later in my life, I dis­cov­ered ap­plied drama (in­ter­ac­tive the­atre for ther­a­peu­tic pur­poses). This made me re­alise how I could help trans­form, heal and make a dif­fer­ence in com­mu­ni­ties. My work as an ap­plied drama and the­atre prac­ti­tioner has al­lowed me to be part of a process that makes a dif­fer­ence, and fa­cil­i­tates the de­vel­op­ment of skills that equip young women and al­ter their cur­rent re­al­i­ties. It’s so ful­fill­ing to bear wit­ness to the shift in peo­ple’s lives as a re­sult of this, and in the change in the broader com­mu­nity as well.

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