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Women in paint #
6 - part 2: 'i am a gisborne born and raised girl, who is a member of the autism spectrum club for being mildly asperger’s.
communication for me growing up was not always a strong point as it built barriers between myself and other people. that all changed though as i decided to break down those barriers and steer towards a communication degree at massey university that will hopefully be completed this year.
throughout my semesters, i put blood, sweat and tears into my assignments and exams, hoping for the best outcome. however, i received devastating news last year, when i failed only one paper during my third year of studies.
this was a huge wake-up call. i became motivated to be more hardworking towards my final paper this year and the result has so far been positive. the māori education trust also made a big contribution by giving me the scholarship to pay off this final paper.
one of the most influential women in my life is emma watson, who has displayed her wonderful acting chops in films such as the harry potter franchise and the live action beauty and the beast. but there is more to her than just being a talented actress as she has earned an english literature degree at brown university in new york’s rhode island.
i have been strongly influenced by emma through her empowering advice and quotes as a feminist. a piece of advice that i have taken on board from emma is that women should never underestimate their power and that we are a force to reckon with. she is a firm believer that the voices of women really matter to others.
also, from her wonderful speech that she displayed as a women goodwill ambassador at a united nation campaign event, i have adhered to a quote that she mentions which is “if we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by what we are - we can all be freer”.'