I know what it's like – a life of crime, that is. Having been on the other side, I now want to help young people take a better path in life.
A lot of young people take the crime route as it is seen as easy and better. But in the long term, it's really not.
I think my parents splitting up when I was young had a massive influence over me along with one of my best friends passing away.
I found it very hard but now I've learned my lessons and want to do something that will help others.
I think it's better for young people when they hear advice from the mouths of other young people because they can relate to them more.
Working with Fixers, I want to inspire others who may be in the same situation I was.
Shak & Natasha
Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.