Shewit Belay is a quiet achiever, with great ambitions that seem all too achievable for a person of her calibre.
Hailing from Eritrea, Shewit moved to Tasmania at the age of five and quickly adapted to life in a small town with an even smaller African population. Shewit took difference in her stride, and explored her roots through performance and poetry.
Now studying medicine, Shewit is deft with time - carefully dividing her life between a passion for music and her university studies. I met with Shewit in a cafe in Hobart and was instantly struck by the calm perseverance and warm nature of a talented young person with big things on their horizon.