TP’s Story

I am 16 years of age. I live here in Brixton with just my Dad. My Mum didn’t die. She is alive, living somewhere in Manchester.

Before she had me she was OK with my Dad but when I was born she didn’t want anything to do with him or me. I believe she decided to leave when my Dad had an accident. When he came home after some months, my mother cleared out and left me with him. At this stage I saw my father breakdown which broke me.

I believe this has had an impact on my life and the way I relate with others, especially girls. It also made me very aggressive. I have been in loads of fights. I have been arrested but have not been to jail yet. I’m not a bad person. I want to do good but sometime I get frustrated.

I came to know about Positive View and am so glad I met Simon Roberts, the photographer, I was touched by how he has to travel the world and meet new people and amazed how what you love doing can give you so much satisfaction.

I am encouraged to do what I love which is to go into the music industry. Maybe I can be a musician who takes his own pictures to create his album."

Positive View has transformed TP’s life, and he is now enjoying a work-experience programme as a runner with a London music production studio.

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