I'm an interdisciplinary artist, performer, dance movement therapist, purple lady and death doula in training based in south-east London, working locally and internationally. My practice spans embodied investigation, collaboration, dramaturgy, choreography, live art, performance-making, community engagement projects and activism.
One of my natural instincts as an artist has always been to shed light on certain human experiences which, instead of being celebrated as the things that unite us, are kept repressed by society, tainted by stigma and taboo. This often leaves people isolated and disconnected in some of the most challenging moments of their lives.
Part of my practice is to use art and performance as a tool and a playground that sheds light on these stigmas in a safe environment with others. The themes that have been explored are feminist and queer narratives, sexuality, migration, identity and displacement, loss and grief, environmental issues and mental health.
I'm co-founder/director of the Purple Ladies Collective which build creative communities through engagement projects and performances. These are held in different locations including council estates, schools, community centres and art venues. Making our work vibrant, inclusive and accessible is at the heart of our practice.
for more information www.thepurpleladies.com