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Tuesday, 01 July 2014 00:00

Meet Charity

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I love telling stories. There's something about the elaboration process when telling one that gets me every time. On this page, you'll get a chance to hear my stories. I promise to keep it short.

It all started when I was twelve. I competed in several Speech & Debate tournaments, got pretty good at it, won a few state titles, and had the opportunity to compete nationally.

I guess three years of dramatic, humorous and impromptu interpretations was enough to inspire me; because during my senior year in High School,

I thought it would be a compelling idea to capture my last months in that environment.

I did so with my (non-digital) handheld video camera Mom and Dad bought for me one Christmas. As soon as I learned how to operate that magnificent machine, the rest was history.

I would bring it to class, I would bring it to lunch, I would bring it just about everywhere I went. I would film anything and anyone who I thought was entertaining and interesting. Thank goodness YouTube was not around. I even tried to be a Music Video Producer!

Fast-forward to the moment that made me want to become a Journalist/Producer. It was September 11th, 2001. I was walking into my Journalism class, and everyone was hovered around the T.V. That's when I saw the second plane crash into the WorldTrade Center. In that moment, I saw chaos in our country, felt stillness in my environment, and witnessed the news like I'd never seen it before.

To sum it up—because I told you I'd keep it brief— that was the day I knew.

Welcome to the Fourth Estate. It's going to be a long ride.

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