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In addition to having over twenty years of experience in the non-profit sector, I continue to work self-employed as a facilitator, illustrator, copywriter, and multi-discipline media activist. I am currently considering offers for work in all of these areas, working around my time as an unpaid carer for my partner, who has LongCOVID. For most of my life I have been based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, in the United Kingdom, but have worked nationally and internationally.

Skills: I am a dedicated, diplomatic, articulate, strategic, and passionate person, extremely enthusiastic about ethical technology, communications, agitprop, and direct democracy. In addition to being a lifelong graphic artist, I have excellent English skills (written and spoken), and possess a wealth of experience in coordinating projects, facilitating workshops, mediation, and community coaching, and am comfortable at public speaking to crowds of any size. I’m also an experienced documentary scriptwriter, researcher, and all-round documentarian. I have created dozens of websites for different causes, and I’m efficient with most smartphones, tablets, and computers, and am well-versed in open source operating systems of various distributions for varying devices.

Experience: I have worked almost entirely in the non-profit sector for over twenty years, at various levels. In recent years most of my work has been in facilitation and community coaching, while I’ve also developed my portfolio of art. I’ve written for numerous media platforms, from Now Then to The Scavenger and the award-winning zine La Bouche, as well as local newspapers, creating content for both columns and feature articles. In 2014 I was elected as a year-long trustee for the Viking Supporters Cooperative where I was appointed media/press officer, and that same year co-founded the association football club AFC Unity, for whom I coached for almost seven years. In 2010 I founded Libre Digital, where I still work on the FreeTech Project. I was elected to the board of Laurier Students Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, in 2008. I was a founding member of the board of Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance (ROAR) in 2006, remaining until 2008, during which time I played a key role in helping the group gain a 99-year lease on a Victorian school building to transform it into an independent arts centre. From 2003 until 2007 I worked on SilenceBreaker Films, a South Yorkshire community organisation run by a committee, engaging disadvantaged communities in filmmaking, including creating documentaries critiquing consumer culture, for which I devised, a satirical website parodying the official site of one of Europe’s largest shopping complexes, Meadowhall, leading to some publicity (Meadowhall since purchased and redirected it to their actual site). At the same time, I also organised and MC’d for a series of small, local Love Music, Hate Racism concerts in South Yorkshire. I started out working as a youth and community worker and videographer for Rotherham Council back in 2002, following a period of volunteering.

Qualifications: I was pulled from school at age 11 and taught at home by my mother, so my formal qualifications from established institutions have been few and far between, but include a Dip HE in Combined Media from Leeds University, an NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Managing Voluntary & Community Organisations, as well as PTLLS, Youth Work Skills Level 2, in addition to Coaching, First Aid and Safeguarding from the FA.

Interests: When I’m not playing around with technology and Linux, drinking too much coffee, or reading comic books, I can usually be found working on The Left Fist coverage of pro wrestling from a pro-union/leftist angle in written and podcast form, and have developed an Etsy shop for leftist pro wrestling fans – as a result, I’m a member of the Indie Sellers Guild. I love pop culture references…and am here to chew bubblegum and kick ass (and I’m all out of bubblegum)!

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