AMBASSADORS OF HOPE
Making a difference in Politics.
If you have a drive and passion for something, never let anything get in your way and always proceed with clear and honest intentions, for only then will great things happen.
Kismet – London
I was made homeless when I was around 15yrs old, I am now 25. I was lost, cold, alone, and deeply hurt. I’ve battled with childhood trauma for years and then got chucked into a new era of trauma. The rollercoaster of a life I’ve had has come with many downs but also ups. I was finally housed by the YMCA at age 18. I got the chance through the organisations that helped me, to go to a hustings event where numerous politicians were present. I did not hold back in parliament and went off the script by asking questions about young homeless people and the opportunities available to us. I shortly after got scouted to work for the Greater London Authority, which helped me become more active in our society and be a voice for young people battling the systems around us.
Since then, I have been at university to complete my degree in Politics and International Relations as I want to make a difference for us who come from families of immigration. I want to be the first one in my immediate family to gain a degree and help change and shape policy to better fit equality and diversity at no expense of another. My team at the GLA – The Peer Outreach Team is my family, mentors, and support system, so many doors have opened, and I know more will. If you have a drive and passion for something, never let anything get in your way and always proceed with clear and honest intentions, for only then will great things happen.
I hope this can help anyone who may need it