Where are you from?
Originally England, but I have been in Edinburgh for over a decade.
Why did you choose to volunteer at Borderline Arts?
I was keen to find a way to update my web management skills and improve my CV. I am also passionate about fighting the stigma and lack of knowledge surrounding BPD, something that I have had personal experience with. I was over the moon to find this role that combines both factors perfectly.
What is your role in Borderline Arts?
I share the volunteer role of Website Manager.
What is your occupation outside Borderline Arts?
I am a freelance creative copywriter and proofreader.
How long have you volunteered with Borderline Arts?
I joined in November 2023.
What is your favourite colour?
Well, with a surname like mine, it's got to be magenta.
What’s one of your favourite places in the world?
Luckily somewhere geographically close to me! The East Neuk of Fife, Scotland – wild swimming in its tidal pools and clear sea.
What is one of your favourite quotes?
“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” Roald Dahl
Do you have any phobias?
Yes, two. An irrational fear of custard and, to me, a very rational fear of a reptilian-something that I can’t even type. Eek!
Marmite: love it or hate it?
An interesting (or weird) fact about you?
See my irrational phobia for weird!
Do you have any pets?
I have a ridiculously handsome black cat. He is named after two of the world’s greatest Jazz musicians, but seemingly shows no interest in the genre.
Introvert or Extrovert?
Most of the time, an introvert.