This book started as a memoir, as a way of learning from my experiences in a land and culture far from what I was accustomed. It was a way of talking when there was no one else who spoke the same language as I. As I read back on it now, I see the essential journey of twists and turns life has taken to bring me to where I am now.
Projeto Suspiro is a grassroots organisation focused on joining communities through the arts. It began germinating in my mind in 2006 and was first planted in Brazil in 2012. It is my way of taking my passions and desire to help bring hope, community and possibility to disadvantaged children and teenagers, through artistic experiences. Over the last two years we have started our network and provided workshops to children from two different impoverished regions in central São Paulo, Brazil. 100% of the profits from this book will go towards supporting and growing the vision of that which is Projeto Suspiro.