I think the main thing Catalyst gave me was courage. It really helped me to be bold and accepting of things I knew I wanted to do. Returning to creativity and to using my hands became a big priority, previously being something I had dismissed allowing myself to seriously pursue. Reminding myself of the importance that art and creativity have to me was quite grounding. I think through the challenges the week brings up, alongside the incredible support of the people around you, I found a trust in myself which was really exciting and empowering. This allowed me to tackle the next section of my life with faith in my own decisions.
Catalyst participant 2020