As long as I can remember, I've always been afraid of sharks. Every time I'd jumped into the ocean, my mind would endlessly wrap around the idea that a shark could attack me. Thanks, Jaws! While most of us would swim the farthest away from any shark, my guest on today's episode actually enjoy spending every minute she can swimming with them.
"We live in a world where society tells us what we should do. I was told I should go to school and get a degree in marine biology, and do this and do that, and I just like doing the opposite of what people tell me. So I honestly think the more people tell you that you can’t succeed, they're inspiring you." - Madison
Famously known as the Shark Girl, Madison Stewart is a filmmaker and shark conservationist whose purpose is to educate and make people think through her films. She's been diving with sharks since 12 yrs and got her first underwater camera at the age of 14. Madison's work has exposed governments who are killing sharks illegally and educated the masses on the shark fin trade multi-million dollar industry. She is protecting sharks by providing Indonesian shark fishermen with an alternative income through tourism with Project Hiu, who was created by Madi to improve life below and above the surface.