From inspired to inspiring, Talei Bryant will soon be taking the stage to speak to thousands of youth who were once just like her.
It was last year when she attended Festival for the Future in Wellington where she was deeply moved by speakers like Meihana Durie and Aroha Lawrence. So much so she went on to co-found the Find your Fish movement.
Through her office in Kawerau, she runs programmes around the community to help people find their passion and hopes eventually it will be a nationwide support group.
"I see so much hurt and so much pain in