I knew I was an artist and author at age 4, when I would spend hours ‘redesigning’ bird books or cereal packets, which later evolved into cassette tape covers and greetings cards. Creative projects at school and scrap books at home were elaborate!

At age 14 I made the decision that it was graphic design which would allow me to utilise all the things I loved and I hoped I could forge a career out of it. I dedicated everything to it… 4 creative A-levels (plus Maths) and an undergraduate degree at (then) Norwich School of Art and Design, a course with prestige for having great contacts in the packaging design industry.

When, at age 21, I found myself at a desk at Pearlfisher working on jobs like Crabtree and Evelyn, Cadbury and The Spice Tailor I thought that all my dreams had come true. It was a heady few years thriving in London.


Until I wasn’t thriving anymore. Until I didn’t know what my creativity looked like anymore. Until I was pretty numb. I was constantly second guessing myself, trying to please others and create what they wanted. I felt trapped in the binary structure that our cultural conditioning celebrates; the notion that things are either ‘good’ or ‘bad’.

The colonisation of my creativity began to unravel when I turned to embodied practices like yoga, meditation, dance and imagining my own rituals. Along the way I've attached myself to deeply patriarchal systems that quietly enforced hierarchy and control, because that felt familiar to me, and then managed to disentangle myself again.


For a moment, I thought I'd have to release my creative endeavours completely, to dedicate myself to a spiritual practice because my mind couldn’t separate the wild creativity of my childhood with the corporate industry that I’d ended up in - I thought that to be a creative adult I had to be immersed there. Eventually I realised that my creativity WAS my spiritual practice, that it was all entwined: the practices, the personal development, the creativity, the charity projects… they all fed into and supported each other. I had created my own unique concoction, as we all do on our dance through this wild, precious life. I just needed to own it.



In 2018, I started Stop Breathe Grow, a platform where I could celebrate three of my loves: yoga, design and my creative charity projects in Nepal. And the concept of that evolution in my life’s adventure still rings true.

I still believe in the power of pausing to know where to go next.
I still believe that what’s happening in one part of life is intimately connected to another.
I still believe that together we are stronger and that collaboration is a game changer.
I still believe in the power of the breath and simple movements that ground us back into our bodies, rather than floating away in our minds.


To say that my life has had twists and turns in an understatement, but they have brought me to an understanding: that all I can do is keep coming back to what's truest to me, my wildest creativity, to play there and see what magic comes through.

We each contain a special kind of magic that is unique and that deserves a name… for me that's Wild Creativity.

It gives me permission to be all of the things I dreamed of as a child: an author, an artist, a designer, an animator, a teacher, a ritual space holder, an architect, a designer, an explorer and so many more… I am a conduit for all kinds of wild creativity that connects a constellation of amazing beings around our precious globe. I vow to continue to create the brightest version of myself, simultaneously working to improve the pitfalls in our societies and highlighting the successes, so that we may leave a brighter legacy for our future ancestors.


I see your unique journey, your struggles and your successes. I see your wild ideas and all the work you’ve put into bringing them to life. I’m here to meet you exactly where you are… all the joy and all the tears are welcome. We’re in it together. And while I’m definitely not here to tell you what you ‘should’ do for your business, passion project, organisation, book or unique concept that you’re birthing into the world, I’m here to share my expertise, love and network of connections with the intention that we all rise together.

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