“I grew up in a very volatile domestic environment which lead me to go into care from the ages of 9 onwards. Whilst I was in care i found my talent in Nails. I taught myself how to do acrylics and then moved on to do gel nails.
As life went by i went through a lot of tests an trials which lead me into 3 abusive relationships being abandoned by my own family because i was different. Back in 2010 I was diagnosed with BPD and until now 2018 i was in a loop hole and refused treatment being re diagnosed and missed diagnosed throughout this i lost my children to local authority.
Since then i have been on a journey to better my children and my future. I started volunteering for Voiceability in Camden since 2015 as a Peer mentor i found my old talent again and was able to use my talent in Nails to offer free manicures to the Camden service users. During an event i found out that the Working Men’s College offers a course in Nail Tech i jumped to the chance and feel honoured to say i was blessed to be taught by the most patient and understanding tutors Stacey and Lika.
I was going to give up on life until i became a student at Working Men’s College now i am able to move further in my career and with support from my tutors they made me see a more positive path and have encouraged myself to do a teaching course in which i will be enrolling into next. I want to thank Stacey and Lika from the bottom of my heart for inspiring me to do the greater good and to see the greater good in me.”
On Wednesday 11th July the Working Men’s College held a Learners Success Night where Natalie was nominated for two awards.
Natalie was the only learner to win two certificates: “The Studentship Award” and runner up for “How WMC changed my life…” Congratulations Natalie!