@kait_lines: What is your biggest concern with the future?

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Climate change? Being unable to afford housing in Vancouver? The potential economic collapse of the animation industry? I’ve got a lot of big fears, I’m not really sure I can narrow things down and label one the biggest at this point in time, but there are a few that have definitely been on my mind over the course of working on this short film. I’m so proud to have been selected out of all the applications to be the Animation Director for the Five in Focus program, I’ve learned so much and grown a lot over this past year working with this passionate group of young women. Looking back on things now, I wonder why me? Why did I get this opportunity and not someone else? I feel like I was nominated because I’m very visibly young, talented and passionate about animation… It’s one of my biggest fears that these opportunities will stop coming as I get older, when it’s less impressive that I’m a good animator in my 30’s or 40’s or that eventually all my years in the industry will take the drive to improve and better my skills from me and I’ll be overlooked as someone who wouldn’t be a good fit for these sort of programs. I don’t see many older women in this industry… Maybe they’re just not at my studio or have moved on to bigger and better things, but I do wonder if eventually I’ll just stop being seen as well.

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