A few weeks ago I was asked by the BBC to be part of a very special program called The Conversation in whichKim Chakanetsa presents a conversation between two women from different cultures about their paths to success in the same field. Over a dozen women from almost as many countries were interviewed for the program and it was an absolute honour to be selected.
We talk about everything from how we got into maritime archaeology, to what it is like being a female on a dive boat (think ‘bikini crisis’) to safety, motivations and much much more.
For me, the best part about the whole experience was getting to know Jo Sakhanaprasit and to hear first-hand how a girl from the mountains grew to be Thailand’s first female maritime archaeologist (and how two women from different parts of the world who are like chalk and cheese and who have never met have had remarkably similar experiences).
The program goes to air in the UK tomorrow 1230 local time. You can tune in online here.
In the meantime, here’s a little clip in which I talk about a dive that didn’t go to plan…
Image taken by Michaela Skovranova. Clip produced by the BBC’s Joanna Impey.