Stuff You Might Want to Know
This is the bit of my website where you get to find out a little bit more about what I do and how that might work for you.
I am a spoken word artist, writer, playwright/theatre-maker, multimedia artist, designer, actor and activist. A gatherer of the untold stories of women. An outspoken queer feminist performer with a candid voice and an unhealthy obsession in the Virgin Mary. A creative genius with the attention span of a gnat and an incapacity for boredom.
I use my voice as a performer as a tool for my activism around all forms of equality and diversity including Feminism and LGBTQ+ Rights.
Supported by both the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Derry City and Strabane District Council as an individual artist.
I’ve been a featured performance poet/spoken word artist at various festivals and events over the years. These include Stendhal, Body & Soul, CreatEVE & Women Aloud NI, That’s What She Said, Queertopia and Edinburgh Fringe, Open House Festival.
And in the year of the pandemic, I became involved in building an online community of poets and spoken word artists who connected and supported each other’s work. Headlining and performing at events and open mics across the globe.
A freelance artist and facilitator with 14 years of experience working in the arts with young people and adults from ages 8+.
My practice as a facilitator has always been founded in a learner-centred approach. Establishing the needs, wants and ideas that the group/individual may have. Taking direction from the group dynamic and building the workshop/project around those parameters
I offer workshops in creative writing, creative approaches, poetry, writing for performance, finding your voice in spoken word, finding empathy for the development of characters in storytelling, story-gathering, identity and prejudice/discrimination. I have a history of working with marginalised groups.
Let’s have a cup of tea and see how we can work together – Contact Me!