Welcome to the Creatives in Focus Podcast. The podcast where we discuss the journey to excellence and creating for impact.
On this podcast, I will be joined by creatives and entrepreneurs who are excelling in their fields and creating for positive impact. The Creative in Focus conversations will cover social impact, public health and entrepreneurship. My vision for this podcast is to inspire you to discover, grow and make your creative passions a successful and impactful reality.
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This week, I had an insightful conversation with Deena Tissera, a Community councillor and a PhD candidate. Deena is the vice-chairperson of the George Street Community Council in Aberdeen, Scotland and sits on several strategic boards as an active member pushing for change in the public health and political sphere.
Deena has worked with the NHS and other key public health organisations. Deena is journey is certainly inspiring from representing Sri Lanka in the Miss World pageant in 2015, from finding her voice, finding the strength to impact change in her community and wider.
On this episode we discuss Deena’s passion to use her voice and position to stand in the gap for others and advocate for equality and better health. Deena shares the key moments in her life that ignited the passion address gaps in her community. We discuss the highs and lows of being a BAME woman in politics and the need for more representation within this field. We even touch on Brexit, and the possible impacts it will have on young people and creatives start-ups. Indeed, in times like this creativity is required to ensure that we are problem solver addressing gaps and creating for impact.
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