I’m a creative soul who tap-danced and sang my way through my teen years, threw myself into the world of theatre at university, and then carved out a successful ten-year career in journalism and communications in adult life. I received a Distinction in my MA from Goldsmiths College – one of the leading creative institutions in the country. I’m married to a wonderful man, Babou Ceesay, who also happens to be a BAFTA and RTS-nominated actor and we have two beautiful children who are 7 and 4.
My own “creative baby” is Motherdom – a social enterprise and media platform dedicated to maternal mental health and wellbeing. The idea to start this business appeared in my head, one night while I was sitting on my sofa in 2017, shortly after I’d had a mental health breakdown (or “spiritual awakening” as Brené Brown might call it). I followed my gut and went for it, and since then, Motherdom has been featured by BBC News; I’ve been named by Forbes as a female entrepreneur who is using her own experience of mental ill-health to help others; and we’ve just been successful in raising our first round of investment.
I’m a graduate of the Pure Coaching Academy and am working towards gaining my accreditation with the International Authority for Professional Coaching and Mentors (IAPC&M). I’m also a Full Member of the Guild of Health Writers.
If my journey resonates with you, let’s chat.