Interview conversation with: Tanya Compas
24 Nov 2020 via Zoom
Lizzie Reid talks with Tanya Compas about the importance of trust and conversation in creating genuine connection and impact in the lives of young people.
"The responsibility of the creative and cultural sector is to ensure they are supporting the right people to deliver the work and for the right reasons. Reflecting on her journey in the influencer and charity sector, Tanya passionately describes the importance of not allowing the power dynamics between grassroots organisations and big brands or funders to overshadow the impact you set out to create. Reminding us that they rely on our community connections to reach new audiences.
With the safety of young people always at the forefront, Tanya very poignantly describes the power of working collectively with those already doing the work on the ground. Emphasizing the responsibility we all have to recognise when to pass the mic, the cheque and the resources."
Interview conversation with: Willkay
19 Nov 2020 via Zoom
Lizzie Reid talks with Willkay about the magic of finding your intuition, the importance of research, and the role of your mentality in carving a successful career.
"Reflecting on moments of success and darkness, he says “I remember from a certain point just thinking, nothing is going to get in my way.” Using this mentality as motivation, intuition as a guiding light, his knowledge of himself and the industry, Willkay has since worked with the likes of Microsoft, Stormzy, BBC, Adidas, Giggs and Converse to name a few.
Recommending we should all learn how to question and talk to ourselves, Willkay explains “it sounds crazy, but especially now a days with everything going on, you need to talk to yourself first to make decisions before you reach out to the world for it to make decisions for you.”