I am honoured to have won the Young Achiever of the Year award tonight at the Birmingham Awards. For years I have always wanted to do more within my community and for various organisations. Without a sense of direction I didn't really know where to start. The ethos I live by is that the meaning of life is the interactions and experiences we have with each other. These interactions shape each other's lives and all it takes is one action or gesture to have a huge impact on another person.
I for sure want to make this positive. Mr Birmingham and Mr England gave me a platform and an opportunity to pursue this and actively try to make a difference and promote change for causes close to my heart. It gave me the confidence and self belief to drive forwards. 'Be the change you wish to see in the world' is something I am living by. The work that I am doing isn't a task but a real privilege. I think the most amazing thing about having this opportunity is the impact you can have. I hope I can make a difference and inspire a movement for a better Birmingham and a better world where compassion and all forms of equality are no longer 'choices' but expectations. I am absolutely ecstatic to have won. I'm honestly still in shock even now. Thank you to every single person who has supported me and believed in me. Hopefully, this will be another driving force in enabling me to achieve my dreams!
The secret period is over and I'm very happy to announce my campaign for Centro (Travel West Midlands and Network Rail) has gone live! Thank you to my amazing agent, I had the opportunity of shooting this regional campaign where the photos are to be used across all their promotional platforms - from posters to billboards!
I am over the moon to have been able to do this! Keep an eye on your trains and signs around the Midlands - I may be popping up over the next few months.
It was great to work alongside Rachael and Sophie too on set - I don't think I've ever laughed so much!
I recently had one of my favourite shoots of all time working alongside the immensely talented Juliet Pea wearing an array of clothing from Birmingham's Independent Retailer of the year Disorder Boutique! Disorder Boutique are one of the most unique stores I've ever seen with some beautiful clothing and it was a pleasure to work once again with Juliet.
For the shoot, we travelled to, what I can only describe as, the most beautiful country manor I've ever seen in Telford with a long garden that spanned into mazes, a canal structure and roman columns and archways. For a photo-shoot it was a perfect location!
As well as being able to shoot for this amazing brand in such a wonderful location, the photos were not only shared online but two were featured again in Vogue Italia at Vogue.IT and a selection was published in the international Feroce Magazine where they featured me as their 'Model Of The Moment'! The response myself and the team have had from the photos has been amazing and I'm so excited to share the photos with you!
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