Zena shares the story of her trajectory into Youth Arts and participation –
“The power of your own voice, opinions and perspectives on life is such powerful force for change especially if its used creatively.
Creativity transform lives.
Creativity and education combined can change society one student’s voice at a time and the work that I do through poetry and performance provides a platform that enables young people to explore, validate and affirm their voices , to build confidence and improve literacy through the images and metaphor of poetry.
The storytelling aspect of the work I do also encourages social analysis and inspires a re-imaging of a cohesive society where they play a part in positive change through their creativity.”