I like music, dancing. writing, watching TV shows & movies worth my time. I want to fulfill my childish dream of a career in The Arts. I made a life altering decision in January this year that I wanted to pursue new life goals, one of them a life/career in The Arts. My academic background is completely different from this decision I made. I hold an undergraduate degree in Political Science, (BSc.) a Master's degree (MSc.) in International Relations which I studied in order to have a career as a Diplomat. Well that career never happened despite all human effort to attain it. Instead I found myself engaged in research, academic writing,
writing newspaper articles, presenting academic papers at various conferences on numerous topics. Writing & research gave me the opportunity to share with others my deepest thoughts on topics that affect us on a daily basis, current events whether locally, regionally, or internationally. In addition to that, I have done volunteer work for years with NGOs which led to me pursue a second Master's degree in Strategic Leadership & Mgt. which I thought would benefit my academic qualifications overall as I decided I wanted to work for an international Think Tank as a Researcher, Policy advisor or any position I was qualified for. Given my background I am still hoping it can happen some day.
But I woke up one morning in January this year after years of frustration of trying to find a career that makes sense. I did plan to apply for my Phd. in January this year to begin next January. I realized I didn't want to anymore. I started to think what do I want to do with my life if not my Phd? I felt disappointed & dissatisfied in both my personal & professional life because I didn't have the career I sacrificed so much for. Then I thought about my first love (music, dancing, reading, watching tv shows & movies that I liked) Growing up I didn't have the option for a career in the arts, I had to choose the subjects that would give me a job right out of high school so I could pay for college to have a career which would give me financial stability, travel opportunities & just overall stability which my family never had. I'm the first person in my family to go to college.
I have written, directed and acted in a few skits mostly in the Churches I attended before & one for a Communication & Conflict Resolution Graduate course in my Master's degree in Strategic Leadership & Mgt. program. I never really gave much thought of what that meant, except I enjoyed it & had alot of fun doing it. Growing up until my teenage years I thought there was no way I could go to a school like Julliard, film school, Stella Adler's School or even get to Broadway the ultimate place I wanted to end up but for a girl like me, that wasn't possible, where I'm from, my family couldn't afford to send me to College in our country, so how in the world would I get to study abroad? Back then, scholarships were difficult to get. So I killed that dream, no music, dancing, acting or playwriting/screen writing career! All the things I loved the most.
Now I feel like its my time now to do something that really matters to me. I don't want to die & go to my grave until I try at least to pursue this dream. Maybe I might not make it but I want to know I tried & failed rather than fail to try. I want to perform in musicals, I want to write plays, write tv political dramas, I want to sing again, but professionally, & dance which I still do occasionally. I dance ballroom & latin styles with a liitle Broadway jazz in the mix. I want to get into film production & tell stories about my indigenous culture & the indigenous peoples of my country of Trinidad & Tobago as well as stories based on the colonial history of the Caribbean.
Unique traits: Excellent: researcher, writing skills, reading & interpretation skills, wild & vivid imaginations of portraying characters in story telling about places, peoples, different cultures & languages. I am also passionate about music & dance. The shape & color of my eyes and high cheek bones are distinct features of my indigenous heritage.
University of the West