Get to know our Youth Board: Georgie Owen

1024 683 The Hunger Project Australia

1)    Tell us a little about yourself

I love being with my beautiful family and friends. My top five values are belonging, love, self actualisation, ambition and enthusiasm. I am above average obsessed with food and this is something that initially drew me to THP – my relationship with food is a privilege and I wanted to partner with an organisation who are empowering people to break their cycle of hunger and poverty. I also love THP’s emphasis on mindset shifting and female empowerment. Things that make me happy are running, salt water, walks with friends, margaritas (the cocktail not the pizza), travelling, magnesium baths, banana smoothies, musicals, nonfiction books and fresh flowers.

 

2) Why did you choose to join THPA’s Youth Board?

 I’ve been sold on THP since I first found out about it and went to Uganda with them in 2018. Joining the Youth Board was another way to commit to a cause I feel strongly about and to approach challenges and opportunities through a slightly different lens. Broader approach = bigger impact.

 

3) What is your highlight from being on the Youth Board so far?

Bonding with people (who I’ve actually never met in person!) over our shared passion for ending hunger and poverty. I always feel invigorated and inspired after our morning meetings.

 

4) Where do you see yourself in ten years?

 I’m using the next few years to figure that out but I know I’ll have good family, friends and food around me!

 

5) Favourite quote?

 For good days, Marianne Williamson’s quote:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. As we let out own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”   

 For hard days, Beau Taplin’s quote:

“On the difficult days, when the world’s on your shoulders, remember that diamonds are made under the weight of mountains.”

 

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