I am vey excited to have won a Silver at the AOP awards this year for my series on cold swimming. A series exploring how humans are strongest when coming together in the face of adversity. Kindness and the empathy of community is the true healer in hard times. Loneliness, anxiety and uncertainty were widespread during lockdown; simple acts of kindness and friendship were enough to get many people though very hard times. Showing the resilience of (wo)man kind and a crucial link between nature and wellbeing. It brings to light the importance of freedom, particularly in a world that suddenly lost just that.