In This Week’s Meet the Cast Monday, Meet Nicole, A Cast Member in Up with People from Bermuda!
What were you doing before you joined Up with People?
“I was working at a retail store called ‘Making Waves.’ I had just graduated high school this past May.”
What have you learned from your experience in the program so far?
“I have learned that there are a lot of different ways to look at the world and you have the choice to choose whether it is positive or negative. I like that people here choose to look at the positive side more often.”
How have you seen yourself grow while traveling so far?
“I feel like I’ve gotten better with handling conflict. Previously, if I were to disagree with someone, I would just leave the conversation. Now, I believe I have gotten better at being able to actually talk to the person about it and come to terms with it. It’s better to have an understanding of their point of view rather than to allow the frustration to continue. I have also grown with my social skills with meeting new people. Before, I would choose to not go out to meet people and stay comfortable. Recently, I have been able to have conversations with new people more often.”
What is your favorite part of the show and why?
“The international medley is definitely one of my favorites! It is really fun to watch, especially Gumboot. Gumboot is a dance in the medley from South Africa, and the performers are so great and so into it. Also, our Korean song and dance; the moves and the formations are so entertaining.”
What is an issue that you are passionate about?
“I’d say LBTQI+ rights. In Bermuda, I’ve noticed it’s something they are struggling with. For me, I feel like it is a basic human right to be able to get married to the person you love. I believe it should be allowed everywhere.”
What would you like to do after Up with People, and what are you going to take with you from what you have learned in the program?
“After Up with People, I will probably be studying economics in Brussels, Belgium. I want to try to help improve my country because by choosing to study economics, I can make a change in the workplace and hopefully beyond that. I would like to work in human resources, or something similar to it, and try to prevent sexism and contribute to improving any similar issues.”
“If you can’t remember
How to say what’s on your mind
Find a way to show it
Way before you run out of time
Don’t forget to make a stand
Before this groove gets really out of hand… yeah”
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