MEGAN  BOWERS VETTE

STATS & FACTS ABOUT YOUR EDUCATION/COURSES/QUALIFICATIONS/CAREER:

Fine art degree - Published with Harper Collins International - Kingsize Scholarship program

WHAT DO YOU DO? Photographer and videographer

WHAT CONTRIBUTIONS WILL YOU BE MAKING TO BTGP? Photographing teens in confidence workshops

WHAT DOES ‘BTGP' MEAN TO YOU? An amazing way to connect to some of the country's most unreachable people that was born from a purely inspirational idea from a visionary person.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO SUPPORT THE ‘BTGP’? To explore ways to use my fashion photographic skills in a way that had soul, but after meeting the kids, I'm totally inspired by them.

WHAT’S THE WORST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN? To give up, which was said to me my biggest and closest photographic role model at the time (who is no longer a photographer).

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING ALIVE TODAY?  Female equality. For the first time in the history of people, women are running businesses, having careers, making money often while being mothers. I'm grateful to all of the historic women who made this possible. I love the world-changing businesses that are being created by women. I also like being free to follow my own career as I please.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR TEEN SELF? Don't start smoking. Do that thing you want to do, now. Stop delaying your dreams.

WHAT’S THE BEST MOVIE YOU’VE SEEN? I enjoy things with perception altering ideas... like 'Interstellar'

WHAT MAKES YOUR BLOOD BOIL? Plastic waste

WHAT HIDDEN TALENT DO YOU HAVE? I have renovated houses part time for 20 years

IF YOU WERE GIVEN 100K TO DO ANY JOB FOR A YEAR, WHAT WOULD THAT JOB BE? Fashion Photography

WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF? My son, Alijah

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE FACING THE WORLD? Outdated society ideas & pollution. Be more open- minded about others, stop dropping your plastic on the habitats that belong to our sea creatures and birds. Have more respect, just in general I guess

WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES FACING TEENS AND YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY?  Addictions, especially drugs

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE? AND HOW HAS GOING THROUGH IT POSITIVELY AFFECTED YOU?  Photography has been my biggest challenge in life and not giving up has shown me just how far things can really evolve

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY? Sad movies, sad songs, romantic songs, stories about animal rescues, documentaries about refugees. Anything to do with the state of the ocean. Last thing I cried about was Beyonce singing a Whitney Houston song at Blue Ivy's daycare ( serious )