Not a professional by any stretch of the imagination - I just take pics of things I like!
My current set up is with a Sony A3000 body and a selection of lenses.
My most recent Instagram posts are displayed below (some were taken with my iPhone!)
I have been doing stand up for almost a year now.
I have two main sets - one on queer culture, and one on transitioning.
I'm happy to perform wherever, with enough notice! If you want to book me, fill in the contact section below.
How do you turn on a Socialist in bed?
I’m just the same as any other girl.
Whisper sweet nothings in my ear, like
“Hey comrade... let’s overturn THIS system!”
Despite Jackie Kay’s appointment as Scots Makar, there are still woeful levels of underengagement in poetry within minority ethnic communities in Scotland.
I created POC Poetry Jam with the express purpose of redressing this balance, and hope this will enrich the literary culture of Scotland as a whole.
Alternatively, book your tickets directly from Eventbrite here.
In my personal practice, I use poetry as my primary creative outlet.
My poems, ‘Pandemic Polemic’ and ‘Lord Kitchener Wants You’, were published in Poetry in the Time of Coronavirus, edited and published by GA Cuddy, April 2020
My debut poetry collection - Poetry for Punks - debuted at the Glasgow Zine Fest in April 2019.
Copies are available in local independent and queer bookstores - click the previews to enlarge.
HMU if you find all three Easter Eggs!!!
You can alternatively purchase a copy here for £6, with £2.99 P&P (UK only)
If you want multiple copies, or live outside the UK, message me via the contact section.
Sapphic Sonnets is my most recent poetry collection, available in Category Is, in standard and accessible print versions.
My debut zine, Παντα Ρει (Panta Rei), won the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) Zine Competition in 2018, and is available in the collections of the GSA library, and the Glasgow Zine Library.
Vlogs and Podcasts
I created the Transition Diaries project in Autumn 2017, shortly after coming out as transgender.
The idea of this project was to publish a weekly video, documenting my thoughts, feelings, and banalities of my everyday life.
Unfortunately, I had to mothball the project over New Year 2018, due to a deterioration in my mental health.
The videos are available here:
I also recorded a podcast on Transgender Faces for the Human Faces website
Mixed race, non binary transfemme, divorced, pansexual, polyamorous, pagan parent.
Often angry, occasionally crippled by depression, always fighting systemic oppression.
2017: MFDS - Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
2015: BDS(Hons) - University of Glasgow
2010: MRCS - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow
2008: MBBS - Hull York Medical School
Currently enrolled on MSc Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy - Glasgow School of Art
2014: Institute of Medical Ethics – Competitive Institutional Grant secured for University of Glasgow symposium ‘Social Media – Post it, pin it, tweet it like a pro’
2014: £900 of sponsorship from Wesleyan, RCPSG, DDU, and Dental Protection secured for ‘Social Media – Post it, pin it, tweet it like a pro’
2013-15: Sponsorship of circa £500 per annum for Glasgow Dental Undergraduate Journal Club from MDDUS, RCPSG, DDU, Dental Protection, and Wesleyan
July 2019 - Group Exhibition - Hu(man) Nature - Tenement House, Glasgow
Highly commended for GSA Degree Schow Sustainability prize
Reclamation (Photographs) - Reclamation was a series of photographs contemplating the resilience of non-human nature. Shrubs, ivy, and lichen reclaim abandoned ruins. Non-human nature gains agency, inanimate objects are humanised and human activity is nothing but a shadow of the past.
Autophilia (Sculpture) - Autophilia was a sculptural piece that layered seemingly contradictory associations with products of industrial society and an allegel symbol of the female gender. The crass dichotomy of metals, wire, rubber tyre, and the soft sensual shape of the vulva mock the supposed dualism between the human and non-human.
June 2019 - Group Exhibition - Hopelessly Devoted - Garment Factory, Glasgow
X - Complementary performance piece within one of the elevators, on the theme of sacrifice. By portraying myself as a divine being, reframing the perspective of the viewers with regards to black people in general. Sculptural piece comprised of a Voodoo sefirot and sacrifice mat, as a commentary on the way Voodoo is perceived in the West.
March 2019 - Group Exhibition with GSA POC Collective - Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
November 2018 - Group Exhibition with GSA POC Collective - 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow
13th July 2019 - Sockelalarm, Put Put Put collective, Mainz, Germany - Poetry
Konversationsraum (Performance) - Poems were carved and burnt into square pieces of plywood. These were displayed on the empty plinth in Jockel-Fuchs-Platz, alongside the banks of the Rhine. Half of the poems were in English and half in German, to highlight the values that unite people across Europe in the aftermath of Brexit. The performance provided the opportunity for an intimate discussion with the public of Mainz regarding identity, sense of self, and sense of place.
(Video recording of the performance is available on request)
6th June 2019 - Hopelessly Devoted (See previous section for further details)
5th June 2019 - Surrounds, The Art School, Glasgow - Poetry
18th May 2019 - GAS Herbal Unity Fundraiser, Glasgow Autonomous Space - Poetry
30th March 2019 - Drag Me To Brexit, The Pond, Edinburgh - Poetry
24th February 2019 - Sun (Ubiquitous Authority), Glasgow Autonomous Space - Poetry
20th February 2019 - Stories with Sukhy, The Vic Bar, Glasgow - Compere and stand-up comedy
Large Format - February 2020
Photographer: Magda Szczerba
Marble Teeth - February 2020
Photographer: Magda Szczerba, Designer: Xinjing 'Andrea' Liu & Julia Napoleon Ka, Make-Up: Nikole Migl, Models: Sukhdev Parhar & Talulah Hannah Wright
Glasgow School of Art First Year Fashion Show - May 2019
Another Man Magazine December 2018 - Flint James McDonald Graduate Collection (Son of a Tinker) - Photography by Furmaan Ahmed and Vasso Vu
Attitude Magazine August 2018 - Photography by Tiu Makkonen
POC Poetry Jam (Bloc PopUp, Glasgow, 24/4/2020 onwards)
JTG of BAOMS Annual Conference (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 9-10/1/2016) - lead organiser
JTG of BAOMS Annual Conference (Baltic Flour Mill, Gateshead, 19-20/9/2014) - assistant organiser
‘Social Media – Post it, pin it, tweet it like a pro’ (Glasgow University – 19/3/2014) - lead organiser
Presentations and Lectures
2015: 25th Congress of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (Glasgow): Impact of a Preventive Clinic on General Anaesthetic requirements for Dental Extractions in children with cleft lip/palate (oral)
2014: 9th International Head & Neck Cancer Quality of Life Conference (Liverpool): Multidisciplinary team perspectives on the quality of life of head and neck cancer patients at two years (poster)
2019: UK Black Pride and 56 Dean Street Wellbeing Programme (London): QLGBTI Womxn of Colour: My Pleasure, My Power (invited panellist)
2018: GLADD Student Series (London):Transitioning within the NHS (paid invited guest lecture)
2015: BSODR Annual Scientific Meeting (Cardiff): Multidisciplinary team perspectives on the quality of life of head and neck cancer patients at two years (oral)
2015: Developing Excellence in Medical Education Conference (Manchester): Does participation in an undergraduate journal club make dental students more knowledgeable and confident in practising evidence-based dentistry? (poster)
2015: Developing Excellence in Medical Education Conference (Manchester): Social Media – teaching students to post it like a pro. (poster)
Roles and Responsibilities
LGBT association of Doctors and Dentists - Webmaster (2018)
BAOMS – Junior Trainee Group Communications Officer (2013-16)
Glasgow Dental Undergraduate Journal Club – Founder and Previous Chair (2013-15)
Fill in the form if you want to get in touch, want to book me for a performance or photoshoot, or just want to collab and bounce about some ideas! I'm also available for tarot readings and runecastings.