There are so many people who have achieved incredible things, but I am inspired by writers like Neil Gaiman, J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins, Jane Austen and C.S. Lewis; people who have created such complex and amazing worlds. I would love to follow in their footsteps and write a book one day. I am also inspired by people who stand up against injustice and spread a message of hope and kindness despite the difficulties: amazing humans like David Attenborough, Malala, William Wilberforce, Rosa Parks, Helen Keller …
To me kindness is accepting people as they are, giving others a chance to be themselves or to share about something that they need to talk about without judging. I also think we often forget that being kind means looking after ourselves too. Being kind doesn't mean always saying "yes"; sometimes, the kind answer is "no".
When I was younger, I was very shy and not very confident at all. So, when I look back, I realise how much I have achieved and how much more confident I have become! I believe it is important to celebrate the small things in life. Although I am also proud of myself for going caving with only a candle in the wet K’anba Caves in Semuc Champey, Guatemala!