#HumansBehindTEDxCT Wyomia Mouwers

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Here follows a small introduction to the force of nature that is Wyomia Mouwers. Wyomia joined the TEDxCapeTown team in 2015 after attending a recruitment drive and she hasn’t looked back since.

As per usual, the first question on our lips is what exactly drew Wyomia to TEDx and what she loves about working with the TEDxCapeTown team. “I enjoy interacting with like-minded people who want to make a positive contribution in society”, she answered. Furthermore, she boasts about how TEDx enables her to explore and develop skills in a safe environment of encouraging individuals.

Next, we asked her some quirky questions to get a feel of what makes Wyomia tick.

If you had a superpower what would it be?

Teleporting, I would travel to all the destinations on my ever growing travel bucket list.

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?

A Manta Ray! They are graceful giants of the ocean and Mantas have huge brains — the biggest of any fish — with especially developed areas for learning, problem solving and communicating. The giant rays are playful and curious. Not the worst qualities to have and I'd be able to live in the ocean, such an interesting world.

A giraffe walks through the door right now, vuvuzela in hand, what does she say and what is she doing here?

But why does the Giraffe have hands?!

If you could steal the credit from a great work of art, film, book, song etc. which one would it be?

I find inspiration from many great works of art and have the greatest respect for the intellectual property of artists, as a trained artist myself I have no desire to steal credit for work that is not mine. I however would like to produce something of my own, which will serve as part of my legacy.

If you could time travel, where would you go?

So many places! I'd cover every single country in the world, I might not live long enough to cover all the ground and oceans.

Which fictional character do you wish you could meet?

A unicorn or a mermaid.

If someone made a movie of your life what would the genre be - comedy, drama, sci-fi, rom-com, action?

Probably a comedy-drama, The Intouchables, one of my favourite movies, is probably an example of how I'd like my life story portrayed.

What would the title of your autobiography be?

Wy - Live Your Truth.

If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be?

Ella Fitzgerald.

If you could decide, what would you have named yourself?

My mother did well, I'm almost sure I'm the only Wyomia Mouwers in the world. I love that about my name.