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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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What are the impacts of your decisions?

Are you aware of their potential impacts?
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In Chile, my dad always joked that Spanish was eas In Chile, my dad always joked that Spanish was easy because little kids spoke it 🤣

In Chile, my dad always joked that Spanish was easy because little kids spoke it 🤣 ...

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What do you do when....... Confronted by religiou What do you do when.......

Confronted by religious people.....?
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#LGBTQPride #DEI #LGBTQ #allyship #gaychristian #GayChristian #inclusion #queerchristian #QueerChristian #kindness

What do you do when.......

Confronted by religious people.....?
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#LGBTQPride #DEI #LGBTQ #allyship #gaychristian #GayChristian #inclusion #queerchristian #QueerChristian #kindness
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Being lonely in a crowded room is hard. I think Being lonely in a crowded room is hard. 

I think it takes you to intense emotions quite quickly. 
Hurt? Anger? Frustration? Feeling less than?

And the more these emotions flood in, the more you want people to see you, but the more you try to be seen, the more you feel you aren't.

It's a tough one that I always think take you to dig deep. It's hard to acknowledge the hurt and not attribute blame to the others in the room. However, with a little bravery you can work out why you feel how you do, what are the emotions really masking and what you can do about it. 

Or go down the route of self care. Leave early, be kind to yourself and give yourself space to just allow the difficult emotions. Tomorrow is always a new day.

Being lonely in a crowded room is hard.

I think it takes you to intense emotions quite quickly.
Hurt? Anger? Frustration? Feeling less than?

And the more these emotions flood in, the more you want people to see you, but the more you try to be seen, the more you feel you aren't.

It's a tough one that I always think take you to dig deep. It's hard to acknowledge the hurt and not attribute blame to the others in the room. However, with a little bravery you can work out why you feel how you do, what are the emotions really masking and what you can do about it.

Or go down the route of self care. Leave early, be kind to yourself and give yourself space to just allow the difficult emotions. Tomorrow is always a new day.
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Oh, the awkwardness of this scenario.
It's mortiphying.

Many a time ‍🙋‍♀️
I've now decided that I just have to have no shame.
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CIS and TRANS merely come from Latin.

Cis - on this side of
Trans - on the other side of

So all it means that a cis person lives as the same gender that was assumed at birth, whilst a trans person lives a different gender that was assumed at birth.

Cis people who have a problem with being called cis don't like it because it means that they have to acknowledge that they are no longer the default gender.

It also shows that they think that 'trans' is a slur, so they associate 'cis' with the same way that they use 'trans'.

As a cis person our gender is not undermined by the existence of trans people. All that is happening is that trans people are rightly claiming their gender in a world where cis people have assumed that they were the only ones.

💥 And fun fact.....
Cis and trans are used in chemistry to describe isomers in molecules. Cis isomers contain functional groups on the same side of the carbon chain whilst trans isomers are on opposite sides.
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#transisbeautiful #TransKidsMatter #transkidsmatter #trangenderrightsarehumanrights #cisgender #chemistry #transwoman #TransWoman #TransMan #transman #lgbtqally #transinclusive #TransInclusion
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What do you do when....

the rumour mill is active?
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#Gossip #rumours #Bullying #lgbtqiaplus #LGBTPlus #SomePeopleAreGay #visibility #somepeoplearegay #LGBTQPride #SpeakUp #lgbtqcommunity #LGBTQ #LGBTQCommunity #lgbtqPlus #lgbtqally #LGBTQAlly #inclusion #ActiveAllyship
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Who's been here? - when everything just suddenly hits your limit and you can't hold it all in anymore.

Mine was snapping at a volunteer when we went to vote. I was embarrassed by my behaviour. She didn't know that I didn't know how the voting system worked, but a slightly different tone from her made me react badly. It was just one more thing I didn't know about and the shifting sands of transition dropped me in a massive hole and saw a snapping crocodile come lashing out.

I didn't like that day.
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Why do they insist on only giving you a a few spac Why do they insist on only giving you a a few spaces?

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The 'detransition narrative' is so often a mask for transphobia.

It needs to stop. The statistics show otherwise.
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#transphobia #LGBTQPride #transkids #TransKids #transgender #transkidsmatter #TransKidsMatter #Trans #inclusionmatters #InclusionMatters #LGBTQ+Ally #lgbtqally
#queerownedbusiness #transwoman #TransWoman #QueerOwnedBusiness
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Truth. Except, I said it about my friend. She wou Truth. 
Except, I said it about my friend. She wouldn't have known as it was in Spanish, but I thought it was funny so I dug myself an even deeper hole and told her what I'd said. 

I survived 😁
She thought it was funny too.

Truth.
Except, I said it about my friend. She wouldn't have known as it was in Spanish, but I thought it was funny so I dug myself an even deeper hole and told her what I'd said.

I survived 😁
She thought it was funny too.
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I'm not sure that family members realise the press I'm not sure that family members realise the pressure that these kinds of comments make. 

But I also think they trigger 'the expat' because we are all too aware of the distance. I'm not saying that everyone feels this way, but I know that for many expats there is a guilt about being away from extended family, ageing parents and friends. And a comment like this hits, particularly if you are wrestling with guilt. 

There's also a lot of family and friends who don't necessarily understand how much you've changed or that you're life is very different now. Sometimes hard conversations are needed to talk through how these comments make you feel. They may irritate you, but commonly come from a good place. A place of missing you.

I'm not sure that family members realise the pressure that these kinds of comments make.

But I also think they trigger 'the expat' because we are all too aware of the distance. I'm not saying that everyone feels this way, but I know that for many expats there is a guilt about being away from extended family, ageing parents and friends. And a comment like this hits, particularly if you are wrestling with guilt.

There's also a lot of family and friends who don't necessarily understand how much you've changed or that you're life is very different now. Sometimes hard conversations are needed to talk through how these comments make you feel. They may irritate you, but commonly come from a good place. A place of missing you.
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