From mouse to lion

This podcast was sent to us by someone who heard one of our graduates talk about Envision on it and was really impressed by what she had to say.

Sarah Brown posed, the now evidently confident young woman Amrit, the question ‘how do you move from being a little mouse to a lion roaring on stage?’

Here’s what she said:

"I was part of a youth organisation called Envision. They came into my school and they were like 'let’s create a project where you pitch to a bunch of dragons' – not the real dragons obviously, but people who were willing to give us money for social change.

So we were doing this project in our school and I was still the quiet person at this point. Some of my friends were quite well spoken and they could really express their ideas really well. 

I had ideas, so I’d be the brains behind the stuff and I was like, 'we can do this, we can do that' but when it came to pitching, I was like, 'I think you guys can pitch this and I’ll like do all the art work.'

And I remember we were rehearsing it in school and they weren’t saying it right. I was just like, 'no, no, that’s not what I mean'. It was really frustrating and then I realised at that moment that if I want to say something that I can’t rely on other people to say that for me. I need to be the person saying it. I need to be the person with the microphone to express the ideas that I have. Because if I don’t say it, no one else will be able to express the ideas that I have. No one else is going to be able to say it better than I can even if I think I’m not that great."

Listen to the full interview here