What’s your favourite color?
I would say currently lilac or muted shades of jade.
What’s your favourite ‘go-to’ recipe?
I make a mean blueberry pancake, some would call me the pancake queen! Sometimes I'll make them when I need a pick me up, or if I'm feeling sad.
What self-care habits do you intertwine into your daily routine?
Skincare is something I take way more care with these days and making sure I eat and drink enough water in the day which is easily forgotten sometimes when you are super busy.
What's your favourite book, and what book had the most significant impact on you?
I mostly read fiction, as I find reading a form of escapism. But I would say a non fiction book that has had the most significant impact on me recently is Afua Hirsch's 'Brit-ish.' Which is about race, identity and belonging. I found it quite difficult to read at times, but it has definitely resonated with me.
Who can you talk to when you need to get something off your chest?
I speak with my mum or my closest friends!
Where’s your safe place?
The shower, or remote places by the coast.
Have you ever dealt with anxiety? If so, what triggers it, and how do you calm your mind?
Yes, my anxiety can be triggered by many things, a particularly stressful week ahead, or juggling too many things at once. Or the fear of not being able to do something! I find I have to let myself feel the feelings, then make a plan of action to do whatever it is that' making me anxious and over come it.
Have you or someone you love ever been in a dark place? If so, what were the steps taken to get out?
Yes, by having patience, kindness and be understanding.
Do you think social media affects your mental health or has any other negative impacts on you? If so, how do you best deal with it?
For sure, social media is both amazing and terrible simultaneously. It's very easy to compare yourself to others, and to feel the pressure to constantly be working/achieving and showing up. I find the mute button works wonders, and also taking time off it helps too. I just have to remind myself that it's okay to go at my own pace and that instagram is just a fraction of peoples lives. It's just a version that people want you to see.
What’s the biggest change you can identify within yourself in the past year? Becoming more confident in my body and my own abilities as a creative. It's all part of self growth! Trusting my gut more.
What changes do you want to see within yourself in the coming year?
I want to learn new skills and take on new challenges, learn more about the world. I want to work on my ability to relax and take time to appreciate life more.
What’s one of the hardest things you’ve had to go through in life? How did you get through it?
We go through many hard and difficult moments in life, so it's difficult to pinpoint just one. I think for me I threw myself into work, focusing on myself and my art. Exploring my identity issues and unresolved pain through my work is the best form of release for me. That and talking to those closest about those painful and difficult things and trying to work through it.
What advice would you give to your 16-year-old self?
Follow the path that you draw yourself. Trust yourself, your vision and your ideas.
What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learnt?
Be kind to yourself always, and be more patient.
If you could change one thing within society, what would that be?
There are too many things to name here. There is just too many things wrong with society...