I founded Inclusive Minds® alongside Alexandra Strick in 2013. Inclusive Minds is a collaboration of consultants and campaigners with a passion for inclusion, diversity, equality and accessibility in children's literature.
The organisation was registered as a CIC in 2020 with three new directors, A M Dassu, Heather Lacey and Jessi Parrott.
Level Headers Books
I was delighted to be commissioned by b small publishing to develop, write, and edit a series of books to support children with their mental health. Working with Natalie Costa, founder of Power Thoughts, we developed activities to build self-esteem, self-worth and confidence to positively pre-empt worries and anxiety.
"Based on real-life techniques used in primary schools, the tone is positive without shame or blame and the bright graphics and interactive pages are highly accessible."
Global Equality Collective
Joining the Global Equality Collective feels great. Not only am I shoulder to shoulder with some incredible people, but the Collective is at the forefront of bringing education around Diversity Equality and Inclusion to business and education, so it's a good fit!
More on the Collective here...
In 2021 I was commissioned by Mslexia magazine to write an article on sensitivity reading. I'm not a fan of the term, or the often last minute approach, and discuss this in depth in the article.
Do Good and Do Well Podcast
Recently Sarah Fox invited me on her podcast, Do Good & Do Well. We talked about the importance of seeking help and support, treating freelance work as a business, and losing yourself in work and motherhood. Sarah shares insights and stories from social and creative entrepreneurs and leaders to help you to feel inspired and reflect on what 'doing good AND doing well' means for you as a changemaker.
I loved having a chat with Sarah, I hope you enjoy listening too!