From August 2019 I have been employed as a 'Speaker and Facilitator' for WE
In summer 2018 I presented the trailer to a short film I co-created with friend Ahsen Sayeed about knife crime. We chose for the presentation to be in the centre of Birmingham, outside of the hippodrome so that we gained a lot of attention. We already had 40 ticketed audience members a day due to the festival.
It was cruical for us to share our work to a large audience as knife crime is something which needs awareness.
This talk was commissioned for the Steam Lab meeting Birmingham for HS2's stakeholders. In the talk I explored evidence which I had found to prove how modern day architecture assists knife crime. On top of this, I delved into my own experiences with knife crime, and how it had effected my community.
'BOM lab- Industry Showcase'. In this talk I explored how community can be connected through digital arts, focusing on access roots, and case studies from previous projects I had led. After this talk, I previewed my most recent film work to the audience, and sat on a panel as a part of the 'B.A.I.T' (Birmingham artivists in training).
For two years I attended Birmingham Orminston Academy's Performance Arts course, within this course I had extensive training in facilitation, and community arts. I facilitated over eight performance arts workshops; covering topics such as voice, movement and confidence. On top of this, I performed in two primary schools.
January 2019 I assisted with casting of National Youth Film Academy's 'Set Ready', and 'Summer Shorts' courses. Within this, I sat on the audition panel, greeted auditionees, led auditions by myself at points and facilitated an introduction with groups of the auditionees.
At aged 14, I had my first ever public speaking experience, speaking in Trafalgar Square on behalf of 'Amnesty International', regarding women being stones in other countries, and how as U.K. based women we can band together.