Get to know our Youth Board: Thandie Masuku

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Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am a young design student from Sydney who hopes to move into the Graphic & Ceramic design fields upon graduating from my degree. I also work as a Key Leader at Lululemon in order to challenge my career development skills whilst I undergo and complete my studies. I am greatly involved in social justice and equity, sustainable design and diversity both within my own values and in the way I treats those around me. I am also highly passionate about health and wellbeing, both mentally and physically, and believe in a balanced and holistic lifestyle.

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

Being raised by an existing THPA investor and travelling on two immersion trips to Malawi, joining an effort for THPA’s bigger picture seemed like the perfect progression to stay involved and active in creating sustainable change. In joining I was interested to see how I could engage more of the people around me to invest in the future of those who, given the opportunity, would thrive immeasurably.

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

Our inaugural convention in collaboration with Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine! Having worked with the girls at LMBDW we were able to meet a variety of like-minded women and form new networks in support of THPA. The energy of the event was truly unbelievable.

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

Hopefully working for myself, either as a freelance designer or with my own design studio team. I would love to stay involved in THPA and see where I can integrate my professional career to invest.

Favourite quote?

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”— Maya Angelou


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