7. What was the worst phase in your life?
Between the ages of 13-19, so pretty much wraps up my teen years. I was a quiet, pretty unassuming kid and therefore a target for being racially bullied at school. Let me tell you - that kind of shit can leave scars miles deep. I was not allowed to fight back either - I grew up in a home which did not encourage me to complain about such things, lest their involvement made things ten times worse. Hence my reintroduction to Higher Education over the past five years.
There have been some immensely rocky times since, but nothing compares to being a scared and lonely (and eventually pregnant) teenage girl. Since then, I have been involved with teens and young adults that have been through the same and have managed to guide them back on the right track. I have done this because I know what it is like; I do it because someone has to care and I remember what it was like when there was no one there for me.