My name is Abondance and I live in Hackney. I mostly present my experiences of growing up in London through poetry, curation, art and conversation. Since 2014, I’ve been building skills in museums, archives and galleries, exploring ideas linked to personal, community and institutional interests across art, music, heritage and culture. In October 2018 I was triple-nominated as a changemaker in the creative industry, for creative network The Dots, by trailblazers Jenn Nkiru, Ibrahim Kamara and Tanya Compas. I’m so excited to go to Washington D.C. to grow my network, develop my career in the cultural sector, and to make all the people who believe in me proud.