ADVERSITY BUILT RYAN …aka How one Albino Teen’s Story Can Teach the World an Unforgettable Lesson in Optimism: An Interview


I recently discovered this marvelous blog, which has a strong focus on youth and the power of the creative arts in advocacy. I found this interview most inspiring and moving and am sharing it with you here. Do follow “Yuh Zeen!” It is great to see young Jamaicans blogging from home.

Young Leader. Artistic. Christian. Determined. Enthusiastic. Self-Motivated. Dedicated. Role Model. These are a few descriptors applied to the 19 year old overachiever Ryan Scott from his autobiographical article written for the Christian publication, Involve Magazine. Scott, the recent recipient of a scholarship to Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts now studies at the institution’s School of Visual Arts

and harbors dreams of being a successful entrepreneur in the fields of photography, graphic design and animation. Described by many as a natural-born leader, Scott’s life tells the story of a young, socially aware and involved youngster who, through his involvement at the school, community and country level, is poised to be among the articulate minority that lead Jamaica into an era of social progress and development.

Who is Ryan Scott? The first question we asked the ambitious youngster. With confidence and composure he lists memorable details and…

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