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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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🎧 NEW EPISODE OUT 🎧
Episode 9: Unexpected Listening: 'Being Rock' with Mandy Preece
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Today's episode is the last in this first series. We’ve looked at eight different lives, all challenging in their own way, to the individuals themselves, but also to the people that they encounter.

I wanted to conclude the series with giving you something practical, a ‘how to’.

How do we deal with these unexpected moments? How do we be present with someone when they tell us something that we don’t know what to do with?

I’ve brought back Mandy Preece author and creator of 'Being Rock', the award-winning communications training. Being Rock is a superb method of listening which gives us the tools to manage the moment when we don’t know how to react to what we’ve just heard. It redefines how we listen

This is a powerful end to this first series as Mandy shares very real and practical techniques that will enable you to be present with yourself and other people in ways you never imagined.
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Listen to the FULL EPISODE
https://bit.ly/31Boo4F
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#listen #beingrock #bepresent #belong #feelingheard #hearme #listening #HearMe #ListenNow #podcastshow #femalepodcaster #cathbrew #empathy #reflection
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Be you. That's all you need to do to be frickin' amazing.

#loveyourself #selfnurture #loveyourbody #believeinyou #youareenough #realwomen #beyourbestself
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Let me make producing your podcast easy!

By outsourcing your audio editing to me you:

💥 will save time
💥 won't have to learn new tech
💥 will reduce your stress levels
💥 can feel secure about your deadlines.
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You'll receive a launch-ready mp3 file, shorter clips for your audiograms, plus 2 audiograms for social media. Transcripts on offer too.

All available for one-offs or regular episodes.
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DM me for details. ✉

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🎧 NEW EPISODE OUT 🎧 Episode 8: Almost Marri 🎧 NEW EPISODE OUT 🎧
Episode 8:  Almost Married Off at 12 
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What do you do when your mother is trying to marry you off at aged 12? Such was the eccentricity of Ang's childhood. Listen in as Ang offers a unique perspective on what others might see as a challenging childhood. 
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Listen to the FULL EPISODE 
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#childhood #reclaimlife #adulthood #educateyourself #mentalillness #disability #absentfather #manicdepression #singleparent #they #life #family #freedom #mother #positivemind #expatlife #expatriates

🎧 NEW EPISODE OUT 🎧
Episode 8: Almost Married Off at 12
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What do you do when your mother is trying to marry you off at aged 12? Such was the eccentricity of Ang's childhood. Listen in as Ang offers a unique perspective on what others might see as a challenging childhood.
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Listen to the FULL EPISODE
https://bit.ly/318jhZe
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#childhood #reclaimlife #adulthood #educateyourself #mentalillness #disability #absentfather #manicdepression #singleparent #they #life #family #freedom #mother #positivemind #expatlife #expatriates
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Thank you for all of your support in 2021. . You h Thank you for all of your support in 2021.
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You have made Talk-Back Tuesday into far more than I ever thought it would be. I started it in 2019 as 'thing' I'd do for 1 month. 
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But you wanted more 🙂 and so here I am 2 years later. 🙏
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Thank you for:
🔴 listening AND hearing
🟠 wanting to learn differently
🟡 doing the work
🟢 encouraging me on my low days
🔵 dreaming of a more inclusive world
🟣 being an ally
⚪️ being honest in your questions
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From my heart to yours - thank you.
I'll see you next year for more Talk-Back Tuesday and other exciting LGBTQ+ things!
😘

Cath xx

Thank you for all of your support in 2021.
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You have made Talk-Back Tuesday into far more than I ever thought it would be. I started it in 2019 as 'thing' I'd do for 1 month.
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But you wanted more 🙂 and so here I am 2 years later. 🙏
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Thank you for:
🔴 listening AND hearing
🟠 wanting to learn differently
🟡 doing the work
🟢 encouraging me on my low days
🔵 dreaming of a more inclusive world
🟣 being an ally
⚪️ being honest in your questions
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From my heart to yours - thank you.
I'll see you next year for more Talk-Back Tuesday and other exciting LGBTQ+ things!
😘

Cath xx
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🎧 NEW EPISODE OUT 🎧 Episode 8: Almost Marri 🎧 NEW EPISODE OUT 🎧
Episode 8:  Almost Married Off at 12 
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What kind of life must you have lived, when friends ask mutual friends if everything you say about your life is actually true?

I invited my wife, Angie to the podcast, not because Ang is my wife, but because having lived with them for 14 years, I see the other side of having lived that interesting life which makes people ask such questions. The lives that challenge us are also the lives that aren’t seen because people don’t quite believe your truth.
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Angie talks candidly about her childhood, how it’s impacted their adult life and important relationships, plus offers us an opportunity to reflect upon our own hardships to see if we can see them through new eyes.
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Listen to the FULL EPISODE 
https://bit.ly/318jhZe
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#childhood #reclaimlife #adulthood #educateyourself #mentalillness #disability #absentfather #manicdepression #singleparent #they #life #family #freedom #mother #positivemind #expatlife #expatriates

🎧 NEW EPISODE OUT 🎧
Episode 8: Almost Married Off at 12
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What kind of life must you have lived, when friends ask mutual friends if everything you say about your life is actually true?

I invited my wife, Angie to the podcast, not because Ang is my wife, but because having lived with them for 14 years, I see the other side of having lived that interesting life which makes people ask such questions. The lives that challenge us are also the lives that aren’t seen because people don’t quite believe your truth.
.
Angie talks candidly about her childhood, how it’s impacted their adult life and important relationships, plus offers us an opportunity to reflect upon our own hardships to see if we can see them through new eyes.
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Listen to the FULL EPISODE
https://bit.ly/318jhZe
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#childhood #reclaimlife #adulthood #educateyourself #mentalillness #disability #absentfather #manicdepression #singleparent #they #life #family #freedom #mother #positivemind #expatlife #expatriates
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Order a signed copy for your people in time for Ch Order a signed copy for your people in time for Christmas.

On this #smallbusinesssaturday why not buy independently and support small business?

With 100 illustrations about the quirks and humour of living 'elsewhere', my book is a personalised present for expats, immigrants and TCKs.

Link in Bio

Enjoy!
Cath

#expatmum #expatlife #immigrate
#expatdubai #dubaiexpat #cathbrew #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #illustratorsoninstagram #signedbook #expatteacher #internationalairport
#expatadventures #expatcanada #internationalschoolsurabaya
#expatwife #bookrecommendations

Order a signed copy for your people in time for Christmas.

On this #smallbusinesssaturday why not buy independently and support small business?

With 100 illustrations about the quirks and humour of living 'elsewhere', my book is a personalised present for expats, immigrants and TCKs.

Link in Bio

Enjoy!
Cath

#expatmum #expatlife #immigrate
#expatdubai #dubaiexpat #cathbrew #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #illustratorsoninstagram #signedbook #expatteacher #internationalairport
#expatadventures #expatcanada #internationalschoolsurabaya
#expatwife #bookrecommendations
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"You're growing a whole new you. Find her on the other side."
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This is the wisdom of Mandy Preece, my guest this week. For 7 years and counting she's been experiencing the menopause in all its 'glory'. Listen in as Mandy shares:
💥How to manage your closest relationships
💥Adopting a mind set of self-nurture
💥Embracing sisterhood in menopause
💥Listening to your body to get help
💥The gifts of menopause

Yes, I said 'gifts' 🙃 😍
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Listen to the FULL EPISODE
https://bit.ly/3FzB9v9 or via your podcast app
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@mandyjpreece
#menopausehelp #menopause #hormones #menopauseawareness #femalepodcaster #womanowned #menopausesupport #perimenopause #selfnurture #selfcaretips #womensbodyhealth #womenswisdom #sisterhood #cathbrew #storiestotell #storiesforwomen #educateyourself
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Let me make producing your podcast easy!

✅🤩✅🤩✅

By outsourcing your audio editing to me you:

💥 will save time
💥 won't have to learn new tech
💥 will reduce your stress levels
💥 can feel secure about your deadlines.
.
You'll receive a launch-ready mp3 file, shorter clips for your audiograms, plus 2 audiograms for social media. Transcripts on offer too. 

All available for one-offs or regular episodes.

DM me for details. ✉

🎧 Need help editing your podcast?

Let me make producing your podcast easy!

✅🤩✅🤩✅

By outsourcing your audio editing to me you:

💥 will save time
💥 won't have to learn new tech
💥 will reduce your stress levels
💥 can feel secure about your deadlines.
.
You'll receive a launch-ready mp3 file, shorter clips for your audiograms, plus 2 audiograms for social media. Transcripts on offer too.

All available for one-offs or regular episodes.

DM me for details. ✉
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Sorry folks.... the rainbow is currently a little Sorry folks.... the rainbow is currently a little faded.

I am however, encompassing the 'in sickness and health' and 'for better for worse' parts of my marriage vows.

My wife has been a star 🤩😍

Sorry folks.... the rainbow is currently a little faded.

I am however, encompassing the 'in sickness and health' and 'for better for worse' parts of my marriage vows.

My wife has been a star 🤩😍
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🎧 NEW EPISODE 🎧 Episode 7: Menopause: The Fi 🎧 NEW EPISODE 🎧
Episode 7: Menopause: The Final Frontier
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The number of menopausal women is expected to reach 1.1 billion by 2025. Whilst virtually every woman will go through menopause, it remains a hushed subject, a taboo, that in many countries sees women suffering in silence. 

Woman often start to feel the symptoms in their 40s, when at the peak of their careers. In the UK, one in four women will experience severe debilitating symptoms from menopause. In the USA, 73% of women don’t treat their symptoms. You get the picture.....

This week, I speak with Mandy Preece who shares her experiences of living with menopause for the past 7 years - the ups and downs….yes there are some ups! 🙂 Mandy is proof that you can live the s**t and start to come out the other side still smiling.
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Listen to the FULL EPISODE
https://bit.ly/3FzB9v9 or via your podcast app
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@mandyjpreece 
#menopausehelp #menopause #hormones #menopauseawareness #femalepodcaster  #womanowned #menopausesupport #perimenopause #selfnurture #selfcaretips #womensbodyhealth #womenswisdom #sisterhood #cathbrew #storiestotell #storiesforwomen #educateyourself

🎧 NEW EPISODE 🎧
Episode 7: Menopause: The Final Frontier
.
The number of menopausal women is expected to reach 1.1 billion by 2025. Whilst virtually every woman will go through menopause, it remains a hushed subject, a taboo, that in many countries sees women suffering in silence.

Woman often start to feel the symptoms in their 40s, when at the peak of their careers. In the UK, one in four women will experience severe debilitating symptoms from menopause. In the USA, 73% of women don’t treat their symptoms. You get the picture.....

This week, I speak with Mandy Preece who shares her experiences of living with menopause for the past 7 years - the ups and downs….yes there are some ups! 🙂 Mandy is proof that you can live the s**t and start to come out the other side still smiling.
.
Listen to the FULL EPISODE
https://bit.ly/3FzB9v9 or via your podcast app
.
.
@mandyjpreece
#menopausehelp #menopause #hormones #menopauseawareness #femalepodcaster #womanowned #menopausesupport #perimenopause #selfnurture #selfcaretips #womensbodyhealth #womenswisdom #sisterhood #cathbrew #storiestotell #storiesforwomen #educateyourself
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