Annabella Forbes is the Chief Chick of Bed&Fed, a company she started 2 years ago when she was just 24. Annabella is an actress (shorts and features) and short-film maker (music and corporate videos as well as comedy sketches). She also does various creative and freelance work for other companies. Annabella plays a lot of music and hopes to do more of that soon! Originally from Scotland, she originally came over to Dublin for a 3 month job placement with a theatre company and then stayed because she loved it so much!
Annabella thinks Plan Ireland is a great charity and the Because I am a Girl campaign is an inspired idea which will hopefully see wheels in motion for big changes.
Because I am a Girl I ask…you to go easy on me – I can’t carry heavy things or reach high shelves.
Because I am a Girl I believe…that the world can be made a better place if we look out for each other and care about our fellow human beings, animals and environment.
Because I am a Girl I hope…that all other girls in the world receive a good education, something that, no matter what, can never be taken away from them.
Because I am a Girl I wonder…if I would be doing what I am doing now, and aspiring to do what I want to do in the future, without the inspiration of other amazing women for which I am so grateful.
Because I am a Girl I dream…that all girls now and in the future will enjoy a happy and peaceful world without warfare, famine or human-trafficking.
Because I am a Girl I remember…my brother making me play with Action Man figures because he refused to play any of my games!
Because I am a Girl I like…giggling, which is an under-rated and under-recognised female sport.
Because I am a Girl I dislike…that female characters in film, theatre and television are too often just older women or young beauties and nothing in between.
Because I am a Girl I feel…lucky to be living in 21st century Western Society, but equally I feel that being that lucky we all have a responsibility and duty to those who are not as fortunate: the inconsistent nature of women’s rights and opportunities throughout the world is something we have keep at the forefront of people’s minds – and it needs to be acted upon now.
Because I am a Girl I…can multitask!
– Annabella Forbes