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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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Continue the Connection

🎧 DRAWN TO A DEEPER STORY PODCAST. 🎧 . Episo 🎧 DRAWN TO A DEEPER STORY PODCAST. 🎧
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Episode 2: Living on the Autism Spectrum.
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Hailey Slade is a yoga-loving, hippy, tattoo artist with Autism. With poignancy and humour she shares what it's like to live on the autism spectrum.
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Living with autism is challenging; especially in a world that is made for people who think and process differently.  It can be beautiful, but too often, people on the autism spectrum spend years trying to work out why they experience the world as they do. @tattoosbyhai 
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Listen to the FULL EPISODE:
www.drawntoastory.com/podcast
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Also via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon, Deezer and other major podcast apps. 
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#autism #neurodiverse #neurodiversity #autisticpride #autisticwomen #autistictattoers #autistictattooartist #autistic #cathbrew #podcast #newpodcast #femalepodcaster #conversation

🎧 DRAWN TO A DEEPER STORY PODCAST. 🎧
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Episode 2: Living on the Autism Spectrum.
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Hailey Slade is a yoga-loving, hippy, tattoo artist with Autism. With poignancy and humour she shares what it's like to live on the autism spectrum.
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Living with autism is challenging; especially in a world that is made for people who think and process differently. It can be beautiful, but too often, people on the autism spectrum spend years trying to work out why they experience the world as they do. @tattoosbyhai
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Listen to the FULL EPISODE:
http://www.drawntoastory.com/podcast
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Also via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon, Deezer and other major podcast apps.
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#autism #neurodiverse #neurodiversity #autisticpride #autisticwomen #autistictattoers #autistictattooartist #autistic #cathbrew #podcast #newpodcast #femalepodcaster #conversation
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#self #behonestwithyourself #personalquestion #ref #self #behonestwithyourself #personalquestion #reflect #personalgrowth

#self #behonestwithyourself #personalquestion #reflect #personalgrowth ...

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I've spent ridiculous money on a beer and packet o I've spent ridiculous money on a beer and packet of chips (crisps) before now. 

The beer hit the spot oh so wonderfully.
The chips.... 🤢🤮

Memories add rose tinted glasses to experiences. There's nothing like another taste test to reprogram the memory. 😁

I've spent ridiculous money on a beer and packet of chips (crisps) before now.

The beer hit the spot oh so wonderfully.
The chips.... 🤢🤮

Memories add rose tinted glasses to experiences. There's nothing like another taste test to reprogram the memory. 😁
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Women are so often told, you're 'too much'.
Benazir Bhutto was too much of a threat to the establishment.
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Available from: Amazon, Book Depository + other on Available from:
Amazon, Book Depository + other online bookstores AND at www.drawntoastory.com/shop

If you're a Families in Global Transition (FIGT) member you will know my work from their newsletter every month. 

#books #illustratedbooks #Expat #immigrants #internationalschool #globally

Available from:
Amazon, Book Depository + other online bookstores AND at http://www.drawntoastory.com/shop

If you're a Families in Global Transition (FIGT) member you will know my work from their newsletter every month.

#books #illustratedbooks #Expat #immigrants #internationalschool #globally
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🤩 LAUNCH DAY! 🤩
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Ep 1: Being the Parent of An Addict
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"Behind every addict is someone traumatized by loving them". Such is the power of talking with this week's guest, Antonia Rolls. If you've never experienced addiction, her words tend to hang in the air. Poised. Heavy. Looking for somewhere to land. They took my breath away.
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Antonia Rolls @antoniarolls is an artist and uses painting and words to explore difficult subjects such as end of life, and addictions including those in her own family.
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Antonia talks about how to love an addict whilst loving yourself. She shares the power of listening to those in trauma, whilst transcending emotional scars to help others. If you want to act from your heart and truly see people in moments of communal judgement, listen in!
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Listen to the FULL EPISODE
http://www.drawntoastory.com/podcast
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Listen in also via Spotify, Amazon, Deezer and other major podcast apps. Itunes and Google Podcasts coming soon.
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#addiction #addictionisreal #paintingart #love #impact #heartfelt #openhearted #boundaries #trauma #newpodcast #podcasting #podcast #alanon #parenting #loveyourself #brightonfringe2021 #cathbrew #antoniarolls #traumatized #inspiration #drawntoastory #artist #authentic #challenginglives #challengingconversations
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🔥NEW PODCAST🔥

Drawn to a Deeper Story.
This podcast explores the lives that challenge us and the difficult conversations around them.

1 day to go!!
Starting Monday 11th

#newpodcast #listen #podcast #femalepodcaster #difficult #stories #ourlives #seepeople #compassion
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You look into their eyes and you feel like you're You look into their eyes and you feel like you're seeing into their soul. 

I love this type of connection. No words are needed. 

How often to properly SEE someone?
It's easy to focus on language to get to know people, but have you ever sat with someone and stared into their eyes for a long period of time?

It's a different level of communication. 
Do it long enough too

👀 Get past the awkward embarrassment at the 3-4 second mark.
👀 Go beyond the 'oh this is weird' thought at 6 seconds
👀 Stay focused at 10 seconds when you shift from seeing them to feeling YOU.
👀 Keep your gaze still when you at about 15 seconds, YOU seem to disappear
👀 And stay for 1 minute..... enter the stillness of two souls eye to eye. 

THIS is where the magic happens.

Try it for yourself.

You look into their eyes and you feel like you're seeing into their soul.

I love this type of connection. No words are needed.

How often to properly SEE someone?
It's easy to focus on language to get to know people, but have you ever sat with someone and stared into their eyes for a long period of time?

It's a different level of communication.
Do it long enough too

👀 Get past the awkward embarrassment at the 3-4 second mark.
👀 Go beyond the 'oh this is weird' thought at 6 seconds
👀 Stay focused at 10 seconds when you shift from seeing them to feeling YOU.
👀 Keep your gaze still when you at about 15 seconds, YOU seem to disappear
👀 And stay for 1 minute..... enter the stillness of two souls eye to eye.

THIS is where the magic happens.

Try it for yourself.
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Launching Monday on all main podcast apps! #newpod Launching Monday on all main podcast apps!
#newpodcast #stories #difficultconversations #listen

Launching Monday on all main podcast apps!
#newpodcast #stories #difficultconversations #listen
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Let's celebrate femininity through the ages!

'The feminine' is about strength in all its forms - strong-willed, gentle, independent, vulnerable, vocal, authentic, reflective, decisive, compassionate, intuitive, playful, surrender, restful, knowing, expansive, courage, grounded.....

Let's keep these words going!
Add yours below.
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THIS is inclusion in action! So good 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️

Thank you @jurysinnshotels. Looking forward to dining this month!

#inclusion #lgbtq #trans #thankyou❤️ #welcoming #safespaces

THIS is inclusion in action! So good 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️

Thank you @jurysinnshotels. Looking forward to dining this month!

#inclusion #lgbtq #trans #thankyou❤️ #welcoming #safespaces
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And the countdown begins! My new podcast will be l And the countdown begins!
My new podcast will be live Monday 11 October.

https://feeds.captivate.fm/drawn-to-a-deeper-story/
Drawn to a Deeper Story is about the lives that challenge us and the difficult conversations around them.

And the countdown begins!
My new podcast will be live Monday 11 October.

https://feeds.captivate.fm/drawn-to-a-deeper-story/
Drawn to a Deeper Story is about the lives that challenge us and the difficult conversations around them.
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