I am a living Spirit who has been helped by the lessons of madness and pain. I share what I have learnt through my writing, art and teaching.
For most of my life, I have experienced mental distress - depression, suicidality, self-harm, anxiety and addictive behaviours. In times of stress, I hear voices and experience dissociated states of consciousness. I have learnt to befriend these experiences, to make meaning of them, and to heal the pain that caused the self to shatter.
I am a writer and a peer specialist working in mental health.
The essence of peer work is to share, so please enjoy this website... I hope you find something useful for your journey...
This lovely poem was once given to me by a friend who could see the beauty in me when I could not. May we all see such beauty in others, no matter where they appear to be.