Voice of the Youth – C. Boyers
Deep in the favelas of Brazil, Zee finds himself with a rare opportunity to escape the cycle of poverty and crime that both choke and fuel his world.
His struggle to find purpose is guided by the mysterious no-nonsense owner of Cavalheiro, the barbershop where he works. Yet the moment he steps out onto the cobblestone streets, his chaotic life descends on him – again and again.
When Zee’s artistic talent and passion for painting presents a chance out of poverty, he is forced to take a long hard look at his life, and everything in it.
After a lifetime of inexplicable hurt, anger and fear, can his art finally give him a voice?
About the Author
Born and raised in the Eastern Cape in South Africa, C. Boyers’ writing is fuelled by a passion to raise awareness about criminal justice through storytelling.
She spent several years living and studying in Cape Town before adopting a nomadic journalists’ lifestyle, discovering communities, narratives, and repeating themes around the globe.
Boyers is a criminal justice journalist and the founder of Chosen Narrative, a growing online resource providing information on criminal justice and social reform. Their mission: Tell the stories behind statistics.
Boyers believes in the power of storytelling, and how narrative can be used to educate, inspire empathy and ultimately affect change.