I arrived in Africa from London in 1995 and in that time I’ve been lucky enough to meet two great icons of world history; Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Both are my heroes whom I hold in the very highest regard above all others. It was never my goal to meet them, I only admired them from afar like everyone else, but fate and a some proactivity on my part created the opportunities.
I live in complete optimism that whatever I wish for myself can come true and without seeming to even try, it does. I love these men for their optimism, for their fearlessness, for living the absolute truth regardless of danger and I feel so lucky that I live in the same country as them, in the same lifetime as them and in the light they shine on the world.