My name is Joni and I'm a Freelance Creative.
After years of answering "So what do you do?" with a variety of answers I was still trying to figure out what I do.
I specialize in performing, theatre-making, puppetry, mental health, working with biography, workshops, research, using my hands... I tend to just give anything a go with an open mind and an open heart.
Most of my work focuses on mental health having lived with Generalized Anxiety Disorder since I was 11. I'm all about honesty, awareness, curiosity and starting conversation.
All I want is to make lives easier, tell stories seldom told and maybe find something beautiful amongst it.
This is a story that’s been a long time coming.
In July 2016, I set off early one morning in my car, by myself, on a 5 hour trip to Wales. I had an audio book ready, (non-fiction to maximise the productivity of those 5 hours), my iPad wired up to my cars audio system, lots of toffees to keep me awake and a puppet I had made of someone I hadn’t met.
And I was driving 5 hours to her house.
Second week, lots of culture and expanding my awareness and knowledge on LGBT+ issues
Another Anxiety Attack, hosted by Joni and Natalie is back in the recording studio with very special guests Tasha and Adam from LGBT+Switchboard
An attempt for a weekly round-up of my bits and bobs, experiments and inspirations
I'm starting a new biographical journey with model, burlesquer in training, kidney failure survivor and dear friend Frankie Brand
I'LL START HOW EVERY OTHER BLOG, COMMENT, CRITIQUE, FACEBOOK POST, TWEET AND NEWS PAGE HAVE STARTED SINCE ABOUT FEBRUARY: 2016 HAS BEEN A BAD YEAR.
A first of hopefully more blog posts, looking at the companies that inspire me
BearDog are looking for performers for their event for World Mental Health Day 2016