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This is my virtual tip cup! Disabled craftivist based in Manchester, UK. I am working hard to promote intersectionality and inclusivity within the arts sector, through my website, the accessibility & affordability focused arts practice that I co-manage and the new #WeShallNotBeRemoved movement.
I'm a freelance graphic designer, academic, writer and consultant, almost entirely unpaid so also very tired and very ill.
Having chosen to devote my career to causes with little financial backing, I have to work extremely hard in order to stay afloat which can be very challenging once health conditions and immobility are taken into account. Art is something I make out of necessity, to help deal with extreme physical and mental pain.
I have worked with refugee communities, in mental health hospitals, prisons, youth centres & with vulnerable adults running workshops in a variety of mediums. I would really like to be able to devote more time to developing my own practice, so that I can get into a routine and eventually make some money from my own art.
Since my health worsened and creativity heightened, I have been in love with drawing ink which is my main medium, interrupted only occasionally by brush pens and watercolours.
Thank you for reading my page, and thank you if you decide to buy me a coffee. Every caffeine helps!