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identity. belonging. expat life.

Who you are. How you feel inside. Where you live.


As an artist, I illustrate and educate about marginalised experiences for positive change.

With a focus on identity, belonging and expat life, I help people to navigate ‘otherness’.

‘OTHERNESS’ isolates.

It creates division, prejudice and suffering.

We are all someone else’s ‘other’

Drawn to a Story exists to redress the imbalance

Let my clients tell you for themselves:

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"Your business should burn to the ground." 🔥 Why thank you.

As a business on social media, you're an open target for haters. If it's not dick pics, then it's judgements.

People will think what they think and that's fine. I'm not here to please everyone.

But if you're going to hate on me, at least do your research first.

If you did, you'd know that ever year I donate a portion of sales to social justice charities.

And thank you, but I don't need your flames. I'm already on fire!! 🔥🤺

🔥 On fire for fighting social injustices
🔥 On fire for positive change
🔥 On fire for never giving up
🔥 On fire for haters spurring me on
🔥 On fire to be a voice!

Hear me roar! 💥
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What's the best way to respond to homophobic jokes What's the best way to respond to homophobic jokes?

What's the best way to respond to homophobic jokes? ...

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The devastating impact of the overturning of Roe v The devastating impact of the overturning of Roe v Wade is very real for millions of women and trans men. 
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In this special episode Cath reflects on the public outrage and pleads to not make injustices 'normal'. She explores the links between #metoo last year and recent events, shares personal stories and offers a 30% discount to get the shirt.
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Listen: link in bio
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In this episode:
💪 The injustice of 'normal'
💪 Maternal stress and cortisol
💪 Fighting when you've won
💪 30% off the tshirt

The devastating impact of the overturning of Roe v Wade is very real for millions of women and trans men.
.
In this special episode Cath reflects on the public outrage and pleads to not make injustices 'normal'. She explores the links between #metoo last year and recent events, shares personal stories and offers a 30% discount to get the shirt.
.
Listen: link in bio
.
In this episode:
💪 The injustice of 'normal'
💪 Maternal stress and cortisol
💪 Fighting when you've won
💪 30% off the tshirt
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💥Get the protest shirt! Speak your mind. Be vi 💥Get the protest shirt! 
Speak your mind. Be visible! 
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The devastating impact of Roe v Wade is real. 
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DISCOUNT CODE: HANDSOFF for £5.00 off
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Buy yours - link in Stories

Shop with a BIG heart and a BIG voice!

💥Get the protest shirt!
Speak your mind. Be visible!
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The devastating impact of Roe v Wade is real.
.
DISCOUNT CODE: HANDSOFF for £5.00 off
.
Buy yours - link in Stories

Shop with a BIG heart and a BIG voice!
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Guilty as charged.......🙋‍♀️ 🤣 Guilty as charged.......🙋‍♀️ 🤣

Guilty as charged.......🙋‍♀️ 🤣 ...

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Okay. So now I'm pissed. 🤬
Roe v Wade is outrageous.

Women's bodies are not the property of the Supreme Court!!

Sickening. Criminal. Offensive.

I did a drawing.
@abbywambach
@glennondoyle @the_female_lead
@violadavis @michelleobama
@brenebrown @wep_uk

#roevwade #keepabortionlegal #womensbodies #notyourproperty #keepabortionsafeandlegal #roevswade #abortionishealthcare #handsoffmybody #womenshealth #abortionisawomansright #abortionaccess #leavewomenalone
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Coming out is more than you think it might be. Coming out is more than you think it might be.

Coming out is more than you think it might be. ...

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You think you’ve done everything you can to prep You think you’ve done everything you can to prepare your child for protecting their physical boundaries and consent and then the devastating happens.
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You learn that your child’s boundaries have been broken...
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In the face of such stressful and emotionally confronting events, how does a family cope? 
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The impact of this kind of trauma is incredibly painful, damaging and long-lasting. In this episode Stephanie shares the recent story of her family as they've dealt with the trauma of what happened to her daughter. Stephanie raises important questions about consent, physical boundaries, outside influences on teenagers, and the limitations of the law. 
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Episode 17: Parenting a Child Through Trauma
👂 LISTEN in bio
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🍂 Understand your child's silence
🍂 Preparing your children to protect their physical boundaries
🍂Parenting in different cultures
🍂 Giving your children options to talk
🍂 Consent, boundaries and the law when they don't go according to plan
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She also talks about the importance of understanding your child's silence. What are they not telling you? Do they know how to tell you things and are you giving them opportunities to talk to you?
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Stephanie's frank and heart-felt words offer real insight into the challenges of expat parenting in different cultures - national, state and familial.
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Our conversation is challenging to listen to, but an important one for anyone raising children, especially globally mobile families.

You think you’ve done everything you can to prepare your child for protecting their physical boundaries and consent and then the devastating happens.
.
You learn that your child’s boundaries have been broken...
.
In the face of such stressful and emotionally confronting events, how does a family cope?
.
The impact of this kind of trauma is incredibly painful, damaging and long-lasting. In this episode Stephanie shares the recent story of her family as they've dealt with the trauma of what happened to her daughter. Stephanie raises important questions about consent, physical boundaries, outside influences on teenagers, and the limitations of the law.
.
Episode 17: Parenting a Child Through Trauma
👂 LISTEN in bio
.
🍂 Understand your child's silence
🍂 Preparing your children to protect their physical boundaries
🍂Parenting in different cultures
🍂 Giving your children options to talk
🍂 Consent, boundaries and the law when they don't go according to plan
.
She also talks about the importance of understanding your child's silence. What are they not telling you? Do they know how to tell you things and are you giving them opportunities to talk to you?
.
Stephanie's frank and heart-felt words offer real insight into the challenges of expat parenting in different cultures - national, state and familial.
.
Our conversation is challenging to listen to, but an important one for anyone raising children, especially globally mobile families.
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What's the most overpriced thing you've bought just to feel connected home?

This beer (Little Creatures from Australia) was about 300% more expensive in the Glasgow pub I bought it in, but boy I enjoyed it!

Fortunately, this beverage lived up to my rose-tinted memory. I once ate a packet of Twisties (crisps/chips) and wondered how my memory had served me so badly. I hated them! 😂

What exorbitant price have you paid to eat a piece of home and how badly or well has your memory served you?

#foodfromhome #food #culturematters #homefood #badfood #memory #expats #missinghome #expatlife #expensive
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Will someone be gay if their parents are gay? Will someone be gay if their parents are gay?

Will someone be gay if their parents are gay? ...

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In the globally mobile community we are familiar w In the globally mobile community we are familiar with adjusting and transitions. In our processing, we often look to our families, our roots, our ancestors and our childhoods. 
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What happens though when that avenue is not available to you? How does it feel to not have the same connection to your roots? 
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This week I talk to @lizzieharvie about being a forced adoptee, its impact of loss and grief as a child, through to adulthood and to having her own family. 
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💥Episode 16: Discovering You Are a Forced Adoptee
👂 Listen in Bio

⭐️ The importance of knowing who you are
⭐️ Adoption silence
⭐️ Unlocking genetics
⭐️ Loss, grief and identity

#forcedadoptee #adoption #adoptions #identity #adoptee #forcedadoptions #belonging #apology #birthparent #love

In the globally mobile community we are familiar with adjusting and transitions. In our processing, we often look to our families, our roots, our ancestors and our childhoods.
.
What happens though when that avenue is not available to you? How does it feel to not have the same connection to your roots?
.
This week I talk to @lizzieharvie about being a forced adoptee, its impact of loss and grief as a child, through to adulthood and to having her own family.
.
💥Episode 16: Discovering You Are a Forced Adoptee
👂 Listen in Bio

⭐️ The importance of knowing who you are
⭐️ Adoption silence
⭐️ Unlocking genetics
⭐️ Loss, grief and identity

#forcedadoptee #adoption #adoptions #identity #adoptee #forcedadoptions #belonging #apology #birthparent #love
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I love those moments when the world seems to stop I love those moments when the world seems to stop and you suddenly wonder how on hearth you ended up where you are at that very moment. 

I love them because in that moment we are completely present. No other thoughts - just wonder, awe and joy at the moment.

For me, my two favourite moments have included walking around a ruined city in Syria which dated to 2BC. Cleopatra was so impressed when she visited that she immediately named it a city.

My other 'moment' was standing in the ramparts of Jaisalmer Fort in Rajasthan, India looking out into the desert with Pakistani MiG jets flying past at a low level.

What are your moments?

#jaisalmer #India #travel #desert #rajasthantourism #jaisalmerfort #syria #lovetravel #expat #expatlife

I love those moments when the world seems to stop and you suddenly wonder how on hearth you ended up where you are at that very moment.

I love them because in that moment we are completely present. No other thoughts - just wonder, awe and joy at the moment.

For me, my two favourite moments have included walking around a ruined city in Syria which dated to 2BC. Cleopatra was so impressed when she visited that she immediately named it a city.

My other 'moment' was standing in the ramparts of Jaisalmer Fort in Rajasthan, India looking out into the desert with Pakistani MiG jets flying past at a low level.

What are your moments?

#jaisalmer #India #travel #desert #rajasthantourism #jaisalmerfort #syria #lovetravel #expat #expatlife
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My kind of sticker!

#pride🌈 #lgbtq🌈 #vienna #viennapride
#transgender #transisbeautiful #transgirl #transboy #visibility
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