I am a professional dreamer.
I am also a BAFTA-nominated artist, educator & cultural producer. My practice is based on storytelling techniques and traditions and, as well as performing, I curate and produce cultural events.
My grounding in Social Anthropology, Applied Theatre and Development Education compels me to find ways of subverting dominant narratives. My work resonates with principles of social and environmental justice, activism and equity as complex processes within deeply interconnected systems. My work in the community amplifies lesser-heard stories through co-produced creative outlets. In education, I'm driven by learner-led approaches combining active global citizenship and indigenous wisdoms. In this capacity, I lead Global Learning London, an organisation that seeks to keep learning complex.
I have been chairing the National Theatre's 'We Need to Talk...' sessions since 2017. I curated the launch weekend of the British Museum's new Albukhary Gallery of Islamic Arts in 2018. In 2019, I was awarded the Writers' Guild Olwen Wymark Award for supporting new writing. I am a proud Associate of Khayaal Theatre Company.
I am currently a Clore Fellow 2019/21, a highly sought-after programme that seeks to develop the next generation of leaders in the cultural industries.