Full Frontal with Samantha Bee's Allana Harkin on how curiosity cultivated in her school years fuelled her success.
By Laura Bickle
Curious, naive, enthusiastic.
Still curious. Less naive. Frustrated.
This wasn't my favourite but the one I use constantly is typing. I rolled my eyes at that course, not understanding that I would use it more than anything else. I think my typing teacher would finally be proud.
French. Mostly because my French teacher didn't speak French.
My high school drama teacher introduced us to a play called The Land Called Morning by John Selkirk. It was a game-changer for me. It made me realize what storytelling could do.
People working in grassroots organizations and many women in politics. We are witnessing great change and I'm constantly inspired by it.
A Promised Land by former U.S. president Barack Obama. Half of the job of being president is running for president. I have to put the book down every 20 pages because I'm exhausted.
The gift of not letting other people's expectations of me override my own. Yes, I have that gift now.
Indigenous studies. The real story.
Anything to do with the arts. It was my team sport. Fight for the arts in your school. They are invaluable.
My visual arts teacher, Mr. Conway, was a true artist. He seemed genuinely excited by our work. I also really appreciated teachers who were interested in my future. My biology teacher approached me one day and suggested I become an artist for science textbooks. It stuck with me because he had taken the time to notice other things I was interested in. Then again, maybe he suggested it because I was spending most of my time in class drawing what he was teaching instead of taking notes.
The one I have now. I haven't stopped being curious.