When you are little they tell you to dream big but they don’t tell you how to get there. Doesn’t every little girl want to grow up to be a princess or be special? When we get older we realise that this was all some sort of elaborate hoax. When I was younger I had no preconceptions that I would ever achieve what I wanted from life. My first dream job was to be a fashion designer and I was told I didn’t have the right face. Then it was I want to be a journalist, oh but darling you don’t have the right contacts! Don’t you know that the only people who make it are the ones with the right contacts. Every time I dreamt big, barriers were put in my way by my dad, the best one was you can’t do that you’re a girl. Now on the other side of the world which was a dream I’ve had since I was 6, I’m finding my feet slowly and surely and I’m also realising that his fears aren’t my fears. I don’t fear not making it anymore because how can I succeed if I don’t try? I’m a brilliant artist but I’m lacking the belief in my own abilities so whilst I’m out here living my dream I’m going to explore everything I was told wasn’t possible and really live for the first time in 24 years.