Sheila Nortley, a 26 year old, award-winning film maker and producer caught up with us to share why she’s taking part in the summer edition of the I’mPOSSIBLE conversation on June 6.
What interested you in taking part in the I’mPOSSIBLE conversation?
I just love the theme, the positivity of the event. There’s a great energy that’s created when black women come together to talk and share. And it’s not all ‘Waiting-to-Exhale’ with us, it’s not always ‘doom and gloom’ *laughs*. We are a mirror of each other so we want to encourage each other to progress.
What are you most looking forward to about the event?
The opportunity just to relax and vibe and have a chat with some really interesting and inspirational women, and to contribute the little I can to such a positive event.
What do you hope the audience will take away from the event?
I hope each person takes away whatever it is they need in order to realise or to confirm that they are ‘possible’ – I hope everyone takes away something different, something personal for them. I believe God has a way of giving out very personalised messages and blessings for different people.
Who on the panel are you most looking forward to meeting/ sharing ideas with?
I’m looking forward to meeting everyone. I really look forward to meeting Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock. She’s a space scientist, which I find fascinating. As a writer, I often focus a lot on the universe and space within my mind. I’m looking forward to meeting an expert in the science of the universe and space outside, and the earth. She sounds like an amazing woman. The whole panel sounds amazing.
The next I’mPOSSIBLE conversation is taking place on Wednesday June 6 at 6pm.