My name is Michael. I'm 22 years old, and I studied Business Administration.
I always wanted to become a professional. I applied for jobs at different companies, but unfortunately I never received a positive response.
Eight months ago, I saw a post on Facebook. The Lily Project was looking for a driver. At that moment I hesitated to apply because that was not my original profession. After thinking about it for a moment, I changed my perspective, and I saw it as an opportunity to work. With the situation in our country any job is a blessing! I finally decided to apply and I was hired.
During my time with Lily I have learned a lot, and I have evolved not only professionally but also as a person. I am part of a team and, we all strive to be better every day. Something I've learned and would never have imagined is how complex and amazing the world of women is - especially everything that happens during each menstrual cycle. I have managed to see how men act in relation to these things, and I’ve been surprised to see that this is not an attitude assumed just by men; I’ve also seen attitudes like this coming from women who attend our events. The attitude is cultural.
Now I do not feel like a simple driver, I feel part of change. I participate in the events by organizing women, inviting women to events, and even explaining to women the importance of having a Pap smear. I would never have imagined doing this, and I never expected to learn so much about women's health or knowing what I know now. I am very grateful for this experience.