Â â€œWhatâ€™s challenging is not about becoming a woman who leads, but more about becoming a youth that is able to leadâ€
That was the answer that I received from Katrina, during our virtual interview when I asked her about the challenges and obstacles sheâ€™s been facing as a woman-leader. Being a leader at the age of 18 and having to run a social initiative program, while still having to pursue her degree abroad was never an easy job. Katrina puts herself in each of those outlets, and one of her keys to keeping all things in balance is compassion.
For some of us, oftentimes compassion could be such a challenging and heavy word. Letâ€™s be honest here. Giving, showing affection, being empathetic, being aware and immersed in our surroundings wasnâ€™t something that is easy to do. Thereâ€™s our ego that plays alongside our hearts when weâ€™re about to leap on to a more compassionate decision. But during my interview with Katrina, she told me about her journey of developing Art for Refuge (AFR), a social initiative program focusing on providing art classes for refugees, where compassion plays one of the most important roles in the process.Read More›