Privacy Policy

I take privacy and security seriously, and even as a personal website owner, I want to assure all users that this is fully GDPR compliant, and explain what I do with your data.

What data do I collect?

Information you choose to provide me:

Data about yourself from completing the contact form, or from purchasing products from me.

Information collected through the use of this website:

Technical data about your device, including screen size and operating system to ensure you are provided with the appropriate version of the site

Information about your visits to my website, including time, duration and frequency

Cookies and session variables - To ensure smooth running of the website and improve the user experience. You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the website allaboutcookies.org tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, some of the website features will not function as a result.

Instagram data - your username and an access token to allow you to interact with my personal Instagram feed

Google data - Google reCaptcha is enabled on my website to reduce the likelihood of me receiving spam via the contact form

Youtube data - Youtube data will be collected if you engage with the embedded videos on my website

How do I use your data?

Processing your order if you purchase anything from me

Replying to you if you contact me

Automatic usage to adjust the version of the site and content you are shown

Analysis of web trends to adjust my content and the user experience

How do I store your data?

Most of the automatically gathered data is locally stored on your computer

The remainder of the automatically gathered data, and data that I personally collect is stored securely on my web server at Astutium.

Data received via the contact form and PayPal is received via Gmail and securely stored on their email servers.

What are your Data Protection rights?

The right to access - You have the right to request Our Company for copies of your personal data. I will charge a small fee if you require hard copies of this.

The right to rectification - You have the right to request that I correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that I to complete information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure - You have the right to request that I erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing - You have the right to request that I restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing - You have the right to object to my processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability - You have the right to request that I transfer the data that I have collected to another organisation, individual, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, I have one month to respond to you.

This privacy policy only applies to my website and I would advise you to separately check the policies of any third party websites that you click through to.

This privacy policy was last updated on 3rd March 2020.

If you have any questions about my privacy policy, the data I hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact me at my e-mail: [email protected]

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that I have not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioners Office at ico.org.uk

Photography

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!)

Instagram

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Comedy

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!”

Poetry

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.

For more details, check out our Facebook or our Instagram.

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.

Outer Cover Contents Love in the Age of Solitude All Lives Matter Homage to Pushkin Tick Tock Keep Going Pride Sproglet Back Cover

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

About Me

Mixed race, non binary transfemme, divorced, pansexual, polyamorous, pagan parent.

Often angry, occasionally crippled by depression, always fighting systemic oppression.

Qualifications

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

Funding

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

Exhibitions

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.

Link to GSA Sustainability

Programme Guide

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.

Link to Facebook page

March 2019 - Group Exhibition with GSA POC Collective - Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

November 2018 - Group Exhibition with GSA POC Collective - 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow

Live Performances

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)

Programme Website

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

Photoshoots

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

Events Organised

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

International

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)

National

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)

Contact Me

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.

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