Welcome Sympathy Mpofu, a proud member of the Diasporanonline Magazine! He is the founder of The Avant-Garde Factory, a project that aims to reach out to the globe through written motivational pieces, video podcasts including talk shows and an upcoming clothing line called #Unstoppable by Symp. The Avant-Garde Factory is a motivational hub whose brainchild emanates from the power of inspiration through story sharing of ground-breaking achievements. “Avant-Garde” literally translated means a Trailblazer hence this platform focusses on pathfinders, pioneers or the first people to venture into diverse endeavors which will inspire millions. His aim is to share thoughts on personal development, self-awareness and restoring self-worth through personal stories, ideas and practical behavior change approaches that can make one Unstoppable! A Registered General Nurse by profession, Sympathy hails from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe although he has spent the last 12 years of his life in the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). He is a self-motivated, clinical practitioner with 14 years of clinical and community work, specializing in public health with a keen interest in health-care management. He has built his career in a variety of roles and disciplines in the health sector ranging from service provision to management. He is not only used to wearing many hats, but sincerely enjoys it and thrives in an environment where no two work days are the same. His love for writing and motivational speaking began over two decades ago while in high school and although he has spent most of his life in clinical settings, he is an addict of the fine arts. A motivational speaker in his own right, he has managed to touch thousands of people in churches, corporate entities and communities. He is part of the Free to Dream Solidarity Movement, a project focusing on instilling self-worth to refugees from war torn African countries living in Eswatini. He is a contemporary writer who enjoy free idea sharing and has the versatility to write on an array of issues that affect today’s community globally. A huge advocate for justice and positive masculinity, he prides himself in supporting causes that favor diversity, freedom of thought and above all embracing the beauty of being African.