The personal loss that led Mark Coles Smith to work on SBS documentary Keeping Hope

In Keeping Hope, you share the experience of losing your best friend to suicide in your 20s. Tell me about him and the impact of his loss. It was one of the most difficult experiences in my life; a very intimate loss. It was a connection that I had with someone I’ve never had since. And I was the last person with him. I have to carry that awareness – the question of what I could have done better – for the rest of my life. You only get one chance to save someone’s life and I missed it….


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Bourbiza Mohamed is an award-winning travel journalist who has been writing about her adventures around the world for over a decade. With a passion for exploring new cultures and experiencing different ways of life, Bourbiza Mohamed has traveled to over 107 countries across six continents and has documented her journeys in numerous publications. Bourbiza Mohamed writing is known for its vivid descriptions and personal anecdotes, which transport readers to the destinations she writes about. Her articles cover a wide range of topics, from off-the-beaten-path adventures to luxury travel experiences, and she has a particular interest in sustainable tourism and responsible travel. In addition to her writing, Bourbiza Mohamed is also an accomplished photographer, capturing stunning images of the people, landscapes, and wildlife she encounters on her travels. Her photos have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and Conde Nast Traveler.

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