Marisha's Wrap Up #TRUTHS

 
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Two-thousand-and-eighteen: The Year I got told I am too outgoing, bossy, assertive, over-confident, not confident enough, confusing, can’t be put into a box, my dreams are too big…

February 20, 2019

#2. Fave artist? [Maggie Rogers]

#8. Instrument? [my voice]

#9. Colour [Coral and Yellow]

#13. Pets? [my disabled turtle named Frankie]

#18. Fave dessert? [I love all desserts]

#26. Fave Film? [Whip It]

#27. People say I look like: [Rosario Dawson or Alexandria Ocasio Cortez]

#41. Tattoos? [yes. I have 21]

Yes to /

Giving a shit / Striving for a better world / Nature / The Truth / Days Off

No to /

Toxins / Plastics / Waste / Red Meat / Fake [people/plants/things]

 

Last Year /

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  • I finished another year of my Masters [halfway to go!]

  • Quit my job in retail [and got rehired again aha]

  • Finished volunteering with Oxfam

  • Interned with I-TRAN

  • Flew to Geneva, Switzerland for 2 weeks to speak at the United Nations Human Rights Council, advocating for female Sri Lankan refugees

  • Did two speeches addressing the President of the UNHRC

  • Got ‘banned’ from Sri Lanka by former government officials

  • Launched my ethical and sustainable, society and culture website, The Eve Project

  • Got accepted to do two United Nations internships

  • Declined one and postponed another

  • Put The Eve Project on hold while I;

  • Accepted two other internships

  • Interned with ATD [eradicating poverty] in London, England for 3 months

  • Travelled to Scotland, Ireland, Malta, Poland, Germany

  • Interned with Human Impacts Institute [climate change] in NYC, USA for 3 months

  • Set up an art show raising awareness for climate change at the Taiwanese Embassy in Manhattan, with 37 artists, directly across from Grand Central Station

  • Swam in the Mediterranean for the first time

  • Visited a few castles

  • Had my first real American Halloween [and walked around in my costume all day]

  • Saw snow twice!

  • Bought a lot of books but only read a few

  • Travelled alone A LOT

  • Was jet-lagged A LOT

  • Went on 28 flights in 1 year [20 of them international]

  • Ate a tonne of amazing food

  • Got told I am too outgoing, bossy, assertive, over-confident, not confident enough, confusing, can’t be put into a box, my dreams are too big…

  • Then I went and achieved some of those lifelong dreams ;)



This Year /

I wanted to take the time to focus on using my experience with human rights and climate change by committing to full time work as well as working on other projects. Alt Gallerie is the epitome of what I wanted the ‘style’ portion of The Eve Project to be and it makes more sense to be contributing to this incredible project, with the vision that Lisa has, rather then trying to do it on my own. I am super excited for Alt Gallerie to be the platform for urban sustainable fashion and grow into a young, exciting media organisation and potentially store.