Resumé

Education

  • Glasgow School of Art (2017 – 2020) – Fine Art: Painting & Printmaking – BA(Hons)
  • Leith School of Art (2016 – 2017) – Foundation Art & Design – Diploma (Distinction)
  • University of Edinburgh (2011 – 2015) – Philosophy and English Literature – MA (Hons) – 2:1

Experience

  • Code in Place (April – May 2019) – A Covid-19 introduction to Python course by Stanford University.
  • Bird & Small Mammal Taxidermist Training (May 2019) – George Jamieson, Scottish Taxidermist. Edinburgh. 
  • Young Women Lead Participant (2018 – 2019) – A leadership programme with YWCA Scotland (The Young Women’s Movement) and the Scottish Parliament. Read the final report here.
  • Gallery Assistant (May 2018) – Frutta Gallery, Duke Street, Glasgow.
  • Assistant Editor (2015 – 2016) – Linen Press Books, Edinburgh.
  • Freelance Editor (2015 – 2016) – Edinburgh.
  • Edinburgh Book Festival: Writer Interviewer (August 2014) – WriterStories (writerstories.tv), Edinburgh.
  • PR Design (August 2011) – Aurora Winterborn’s Candid Cabaret (Edinburgh International Festival).
  • Dance Troupe (2010 – 2011) – Kamikaze Girls (Performance Trio), Edinburgh.

 

  • Bar/waiting staff (2012 – 2015) – Various, Edinburgh.
  • Brand Ambassador (2012 – 2015)ID Staffing, Edinburgh.
  • Lap Dancer (2008 – 2018)Self-employed, Edinburgh / London.

 

Contributions & Publications

  • Tasha’s Lifestyle Talk (April 2020) – Tasha’s Lifestyle Talk, Coverdoll. Read it here.
  • Love, Dolls and Robots II (March 2020) – Tasha’s Lifestyle Talk, Coverdoll. Read it here.
  • Love, Dolls and Robots I (February 2020) – Tasha’s Lifestyle Talk, Coverdoll. Read it here.
  • Insight: Glasgow’s lap dancing clubs face stricter regulation (June 2019)The Scotsman, Scotland. As told to Dani Garavelli. Available online here.
  • More Old Tired Horse’ (June 2019) – Featured writer
  • ‘Transcend Whorephobia: Sex Work Is Work’ (March 2019) – poster design for Brazillian Wax XXL: Queer Latin Disco. Organised by the Fuck You Pay Me show.
  • Creative Contributor (2014 – 2016) – SKIN.magazine (previously playwithskin.com), Glasgow. An alternative culture magazine focusing on art, photography, literature and music. Publications on social deviance and male prostitution.
  • ‘What It Feels like to Be a Lap Dancer’ (November 2014)The Herald Magazine, Edinburgh.
  • ‘Precarious labour and disposable bodies’ (2012)Phd thesis, Dr Billie Lister. Edinburgh. Code name Athena. Read it here.
  • ‘Lap Dancers in Edinburgh’ (2012) – Photographic exhibition at Summerhall by my talented friend Jannica Honey. See a selection here.