Freedom and the truth have always been great motivators in my life. I hold the belief that if you speak the truth, no matter what, you are doing the right thing.
In turn, this will lead to a freedom of the mind and soul . . .
I prefer writing long-form stories instead of short, action-packed, forgotten-in-five-minutes pieces for newspapers. I’m not afraid of laborious tasks like transcribing interviews – in fact, I rather enjoy it – and have always been a great reader. One of my goals is to be a novelist. Taking all this into consideration, I decided Roving Reporters was a good place for me to serve my internship.
Roving Reporters’ recommended reading list sparked my curiosity so much that I’ve decided to finally tackle ‘Crime and Punishment’. I have been putting it off for years because I believed that I was not mature enough for it. Now, I think the time has come for me to read it.
Following her six month work-integrated learning internship with Roving Reporters, Deshnee graduated with a Diploma in Journalism in 2014.
Click here to read highlights of Deshnee’s Roving Reporters experience.