Could you tell us something about yourself?
I work for Wrexham County Borough Council as an Administrative Officer on a regeneration project in Plas Madoc and Cefn Mawr. I have a very interesting job doing a wide variety of tasks working with many different people, one day is never the same as the next.
Did you have any reservations about telling your story?
If I had been asked about four years ago if I would want to tell a story about myself then I would have said no (due to lack of confidence). The story was a way of saying that I recognise the fact that I was very low in confidence in my early life, but day to day challenges (education, work, maturity) have allowed me to grow as a person and enabled me to produce a piece about me.
What's the story about?
The way I wanted to tell the story is that as a child I felt that I was nothing, and then I discovered things that interest me such as computers. Ultimately they formed the basis for my education and career and at the same time, this developed me as a person and helped my confidence grow.
How did you find the workshop?
The digital storytelling team were really friendly and knowledgeable and were able to advise me if I ever did encounter a problem. The computer equipment was great and gave me hands on experience of Adobe Premiere and Photoshop. The group of people telling their stories at the same time as me were great and we all gelled as one happy family straight away.
A good experience then?
An excellent experience! At the end of the workshops I went away buzzing knowing that I had achieved something so great in such a short time. I know that everybody out there has a story to tell and through digital storytelling this is your chance to tell it!!
"I really liked this story: it reflects how I feel about technology. It opens up a whole new world, in so many ways. It is really good for your self-esteem, and is so versatile that you can specialise where you want to. Vive La Revolution!"
Suzy, Monmouth, South Wales