What boxing makes me…

Boxing has opened up a whole new world for me. Kat says “you can’t be grateful and angry at the same time”. And what Kat says has to be true because there is one rule at 12 Rounds Boxing. Your coach is always right (even if they are wrong). If you break the rule you have to do 20 burpees and I still have a love/hate relationship with those. So let’s go back to being grateful. I’m grateful that I’m open to learning new skills and that this journey has brought me to boxing. Boxing is hard work but even more important it’s fun and it’s a way to become the person I want to be. Someone who feels strong, confident and empowered.

Turning a personal obstacle into an opportunity to grow as a designer

As a designer, it’s my responsibility to step up and create positive impact. Design is no longer an afterthought, design is a conversation starter. I want to play an active role in changing perceptions, so that’s what I did. I was diagnosed with the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1 genital) in 2015. The whole thing caught me off guard.