H O N O R A R Y M E M B E R O F T H E T O P 1 0 0 W O M E N P I O N E E R S
O F A L L T I M E @ W A L E S W O M E N ' S E Q U A L I T Y N E T W O R K / 2 0 2 0
I am absolutely overwhelmed to have been recognised as one of the top 100 women pioneers of all time - to sit alongside awe inspiring women, from Suffragettes to Politicians, Sports Women to World Leaders is humbling. Having dedicated my life to making social change for the greater good via the arts, I have helped many thousands of people from all walks of life, to feel better, specialising in working with those living in hard to reach areas, marginalised through no fault of their own. Today, I will share with you my current projects - to give you an insight into my work ...
W I N N E R O F C O M M U N I T Y E Q U A L I T Y A W A R D - R A D I O 2 0 2 0
Throughout my career, I have championed equality for women. I founded Women' Voices at Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff more than 20 years ago, a launchpad for some of our world leading women songwriters - I was the Founder & Director of Celtic Womenfest for the National Botanic Garden of Wales, which became the largest Women's Music Festival in Europe & now, I am the producer & presenter of an Award Winning Women's Series at Oystermouth Radio, archived with Welsh Connections, where we are able to tell our stories, share our music and inspire each other.
W I N N E R O F T H E A L L W A L E S G O L D N A T I O N A L C A R E A W A R D
For the last 30 years, I have helped many thousands of people live their best life. In the above photo, I am receiving an Excellence in Creative Media Award in 2019 for my work as the Founder & Director of Sound Memories Dementia Friendly Radio Station, a Life Story Project helping older people to remember, but my work is not only with adults. I have worked extensively in Primary Education & Youth Services. I was a Musician in Residence at Zhodina Orphanage with Belarussian Leaves of Hope, supporting young people from Wales to work in orphanages with children who have disabilities. I have also worked as a volunteer Musician & Storyteller in Sri Sai Community School in India & Zimbabwe Women's School of Music. Closer to home, I was the Artistic Director of a Community Opera, Carmen Jones of Trevethin, with a cast a more than 300 & Creative Director & Founder of The Children's Tale Trail at The National Botanic Garden of Wales.. Here's a link to some of my current award winning Health & Creative Innovation Projects, building sustainable communities, empowering those people who might otherwise have been over looked.
EX C E L L E N C E I N L I T E R A T U R E A W A R D : 2 0 2 0
I am absolutely thrilled to share with you that I have won an Excellence in Literature Award this Year from the Celebration of Culture 2020, for my work as the Founder & Director of The Sleeping Storyteller, writing stories with alternative endings to the areas of life that concern children & young people the most - giving them mindful & kind ways of managing their sometimes stressful lives. I couldn't have done it without the help of Angharad, the old Welsh Rag Doll ...
... and while the children are home from school during this unexpected time of prolonged Home Stay, I am making and sharing videos about Mindfulness & Creativity every day at The Tickety Boo Crew Facebook Page & The Sleeping Storyteller website. Helping children & their grown ups to better manage their emotional well being. Click the link to join us ....