A City Girl In Nature
Kwesia grew up in Deptford, an inner city area of South-East London. She experienced, along with many of her friends, neighbours and peers, a great deal of the challenges that came with living in an area that had been neglected, excluded and marginalized.She struggled a great deal with making sense of the mindless violence and trauma she had faced. Kwesia found herself homeless, moving from sofa to sofa, and struggling with her mental health and well-being.
At her lowest ebb she received what could be regarded as a gift and a blessing: an opportunity to be part of a three week British Exploring Society’s expedition to the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest.
In many ways it was a life-changing experience for her. It led to the creation of City Girl in Nature as a way of giving back to her community.
Since then Kwesia has taken part in various activities sharing her experiences with the young people from her community. Never one to shy away from a challenge, in the last year Kwesia started her own YouTube channel. A discussion with a friend/filmmaker led to the idea of Kwesia starting her own film production company from where “City Girl in Nature” the online series was born.
You can view this series on Kwesia’s YouTube Channel