Once my literature teacher told me that words are a powerful weapon and we should use them carefully for the greater good. Later I came to understanding that not only do words motivate us to act, but they also give flavour to life. They could be sweet to the ear, and could also leave you with a bitter taste. Words and their endless power was what motivated me to pursue a career in journalism and tell the world stories that will inspire, fascinate and leave their mark on people.

My name is Viktoria Yordanova and so, here I am. A second-year multimedia journalism student at the University of Essex, trying to find her own path in life.