Alice Taylor about UNDERDOG

July 31, 9:30am - 11:00am CEST. Hosted at RADIO bar

part of a series on Underdog


About the speaker

Alice Taylor is a writer and journalist who has been based in Tirana for 2.5 years. She studied law in the UK before working in two large tech law firms in Malta. In 2015 she quit her job to become a writer. She had no savings, less than EUR 100 in her bank account, and only an iPad with a broken screen to write on. In 2017 she found herself in Albania and for the first time in her life, she felt like she belonged. As well as writing and journalism, she engages in public speaking, human rights advocacy, and is the mother to one daughter, a stepson, and three cats.

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My definition of UNDERDOG is someone that reached the bottom at a point in their life and fought hard to overcome obstacles- whether personal or professional- to reach their full potential. UNDERDOG in the local community is someone that despite the odds being against them, fights to be the best version of themselves that they can be. In an Albanian context this means realising there is a whole world out there, connected by the internet and you do not have to be constrained by your passport or nationality if you work in digital or creative fields. My creative experience of UNDERDOG was having the strength to realise that what I was doing was bringing me down. Instead, I realised my strength was writing, figured out how to make money from it, and then put my soul into transforming from underdog, to topdog.