Since global inequity and environmental degradation are complexly intertwined, and considering my love of the natural world, it made sense to choose a path that might allow me to utilise my range of skills in a positive and constructive manner. Science is littered with highly-focused paradigms, and often appears to overlook other ways of understanding the world. As a deeply right-brained individual, I am prone to the exploration of alternative perspectives and find I am often able to stimulate new dialogues through creative engagement with those bound to other disciplines.
In an increasingly globalised reality, even the simple act of buying food or clothes becomes a political one, and so performing these rituals more consciously is becoming an increasingly inevitable extension of our lives. Make no mistake, I’m not suggesting we are going to save ourselves or our crumbling ecosystems simply by shopping, but perhaps switching our consumption to more equitable avenues is a step in the right direction towards unraveling corporate hegemony and creating fairer prospects for all.”