Why are you involved in the advisory group at Become?
Because I want to make a difference to children and young people in care on a national level, to make sure they feel empowered to be who they want to be, have their voices heard and have equal opportunity to others.
What do you do now?
I work as a project worker for Barnardo’s on the National Independent Visitors Network Project.
What’s your proudest achievement?
Producing a data report in work, which was published. I like the fact that my name is on the document and I can be reference if it was used. I am also really proud of designing a website for our project, and I am really happy with my work I completed on the website.
What change would you like to see?
I would like there to standardisation for all children in care and care leaver entitlements so that we all have the same amount of opportunity to do well and pursue things we want to do. Also I want to label of a ‘child in care’ to disappear and for people to remember we are humans and that the decision they make are what could make or break our future.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I love anything creative, drawing, painting. Also love going out for food. I’m really interested in crime, I am a sucker for true crime documentary (I have watched every single one on Netflix!). I really enjoy doing FacePainting and Special affects make up in my spear time. Also love anything to do with cats...especially my gorgeous cat, Midnight Blu.
What’s an interesting fact about you?
Finding Nemo, is my favourite film and it have a quote ‘Just keep swimming’ from that film tattoo on me.
“You know what you gotta do when life gets you down? Just keep swimming” Dory, Finding Nemo