I’ve been been involved in creative arts since the 1980’s, studying, teaching and working professionally across various spheres including drama and acting, singing and songwriting, art design and advertising media production, web design and blogging, screenprinting, clip art and stamp block design, leadlighting, fabric art design and quilting, painting and drawing, sculpture, clothing design and upcycling and jewelry making.
I’ve authored of self-published books, most recently Small and Pure – A Cautionary Tale, released in June 2016 by Rhiza Press.
I’m a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with stage 3B Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2013. I’ve also written and spoken widely on my experiences living with mental illness, depression and bipolar disorder.
I’m a qualified and experienced support group facilitator and community advocate, and I’ve held various roles with the NSW Cancer Council including Programs Coordinator and Relationship Manager.
A trained Chaplain, I spent many years in various roles in local church congregations in pastoral care, music and creative ministry.
I’ve worked in the area of community mental health as a support worker and case manager, serving the needs of clients with schizophrenia and other chronic mental health challenges.
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