Jani Toivola: I’ve Found the Performer in Me
Bio: Jani Toivola is a Finnish actor and dancer. He has performed in several dance works, television series and plays. Toivola is also openly gay. He was elected to the Parliament of Finland as a candidate of the Green League. He’s the first with an African background in the Parliament of Finland.
Learn how he found this true self as a performer despite classmates pointing fingers and throwing discouraging messages.
Credit: Video in 2012 by Aira Vehaskari. Interview by Essi Ahtola. Translation by Paula Tuupa.
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