Exposure’s ‘I’m Inspired’ project enabled our young volunteers to interview prominent people to find out what it really takes to achieve success. Young people discovered how hard work pays off as they collaborated to achieve a tangible goal, to inform and inspire a wider audience of young people. The project was funded by Haringey Youth Service, London Community Foundation and Austin & Hope Pilkington Trust.
In this two part special we spend time with Hollywood A-lister James McAvoy. He talks about how he got started, from his time at Paisley Youth Theatre and his first break in film, to playing Macbeth in the West End, while explaining how he hurdled the many obstacles along the way.
We spoke to Alex Wheatle, an award winning novelist who spent time in prison following the 1981 Brixton riots. Find out how he made it from the grimy underworld of south London to being awarded an MBE for services to literature.
We caught up with celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott of ‘Ready Steady Cook’ fame to find out how he became a national icon, and the people who inspired him along the way.
We met Rashid Kasirye, a video producer, director, song writer and editor, founder of Link Up TV. Rashid spoke about how his career has gone from strength to strength as he creates a vast array of music videos, short films, documentaries and commercials.
We spoke to Lynne Featherstone, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green about what inspired her to go into politics, and how she hopes to change things for the better.
The eight-page ‘I’m Inspired’ magazine supplement is the print version of the project. It features interviews with celebrities and takes an in-depth look at their careers and how they became successful.