My influences have been the people I love, nature as a way of being and a sense of mystery and a desire to stand up against injustices. I am drawn in by historical memory, alternative narratives and what is hidden or unseen especially stories that live in liminal spaces and on the edge.
The arts are essential for imagining new visions for the future and now more than ever we need to come together to create the type of world we want to live in, to promote and protect democracy and human rights. It is important to remember that democracy is not a given and it can be taken away. The arts provide a unique and valuable opportunity to raise awareness of human rights, gender equality and diversity and can bring people together to celebrate and promote human rights into the future.