what’s going on here?

What is going on here?

What is REALLY going on?

This seems to be the question I am finding particularly interesting and perplexing at the moment, and I’m finding different ways to explore it. What is really going on, beneath the actions we take, the words we say, the thoughts and the feelings we have. The arguments, the same conflicts we seem to keep having, with friends, family, colleagues. The patterns or situations or stories we feel stuck in. Over the past few years, I have been exploring this through drawing, writing, painting, improvisation, coaching, group analysis, movement and conversation.

It’s not that I think there is a Truth that I can get to. Or if there even was a Truth, it would change by the next moment, so for me, seeking it is quite pointless anyway.

I am interested in uncovering assumptions or unlearning or adding to what I have been learning about the way I ‘should’ behave, or the way the world should be, since childhood. Whose experience we centre and see as normal and learning everything else as strange, abnormal, weird, other. I want to keep learning from my own and other people’s experiences of difference, power, inclusion, exclusion. Conversations where we can get a bit tangled, sharing the parts of ourselves which we are ashamed of and want to celebrate, and bringing curiosity to each other.

Importantly for me, I wish to do this whilst trying not to make anything bad or wrong or good and correct. People, ideas, opinions are what they are. I think we can learn so much more about them if we do not box them up. OR if we are aware of the box we have put them in.

I support people in finding ways to do that, through these different mediums.

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I live in London in the UK with my partner and small dog. I have worked at the consultancy RISE Beyond for the past 5 or so years, and cofounded PlayScapes about two years ago.

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