Poetry (reading, writing and its performance) means so much to me for so many reasons. It has been a constant in my life since I was a child, helping me get through many difficult moments and shaping me into the person I am today.
In the last six or so years, I have performed my work regularly at Spoken Word nights across London. My poetry has been performed by Stand and Be Counted Theatre (the UK's first Theatre Company of Sanctuary), at Latitude Festival, Leeds Beckett University and more.
My poetry has also been used in a number of workshops for people experiencing mental health problems, particularly psychosis. It has also featured on creative writing and performance courses.
In 2017, I won runner up 'best illustrated poem' in the Advocacy Project's mental health and poetry competition for my poem 'No Apology'.
I describe my work as feminist, political and honest. At the moment, I am editing a poetry collection which I hope to share with you soon.