I’m passionate about the rights of women and I’d love to use my work to empower women and girls through sharing what I know. Ensuring this is at the core of my work is more than enough motivation for me to get started. Bring it on!
Back in 2012 when I was still at university, I was trying to juggle work with studying. I was looking forward to getting a graduate job and moving back into my family house for a bit whilst I saved up. Although I knew life at home could sometimes be strained, I thought it was a smart and cost effective choice. The reality was different to how I had imagined. I was in and out of work for years and struggling to find something stable. The family had grown and the responsibilities of maintaining a flat had become strenuous on all of us. As I experienced the gradual breakdown of my family relationships, my mental health suffered and I found myself battling depression.
I left the UK and spent 2 years trying to get better in Uganda, where my family and I are originally from. When I returned to the UK, I was optimistic about my future but kept finding myself in the same depressive patterns that I'd left behind. My family couldn’t cope and I ended up leaving home without being in a position to support myself. I approached the council and I’m currently living in temporary accommodation.
Now that I have a focus, I want to bring to my work what I’ve learnt through my personal experiences. Getting a job in digital marketing will mean I can find stable work and start being able to support myself in a privately rented flat. Working in marketing will give me the ability to touch lives with words and content. It’s important to me that people’s stories are shared, especially women, who often don’t have their voices heard.