I am a Glasgow-based writer who tells simple stories, mostly through poetry, but sometimes through essays, and free-form pieces of prose.
A self-taught ‘creative’, I explore the world that I dwell in through the use of narrative stitching and vintage textiles. Stitching my words onto fabric brings me healing and a deep sense of purpose and belonging.
I am a mum to a boy-child who is at the heart of my becoming, and my un-becoming, and who allows so many of my words to grow into something beautiful. My experience of motherhood, as well as my eclectic, quietly rebellious faith is often at the heart of my creative expressions.
Words have been my friend since I was little. I am particularly in awe at the way that they can be both a wondrous escape, as well as a place to heal.
Much of what I write is about the essence of being human—the intrinsic beauty that can always be found within the struggle. I am fascinated by the intricacies of the human spirit—the strength and resilience of people and how we overcome our challenges and trauma.
When a reader finds their way into my poems, I hope that they discover a soft place—a place where they might see themselves and their own experiences reflected in my words.
I believe that we are all made up of stories, and that our stories matter deeply, and as a writer and writing group facilitator, I help people to explore their stories—the human experience of being on the cusp of change, and the courage and vulnerability that this requires of us.
I am the author of two collections of poetry, and I am in the process of editing my third collection. My books are published under my own imprint, Quiet Rebel Press, and I am independently published.