what is shaping my work
my work is shaped by my personal practices + professional studies in fine art, yoga, sexological bodywork, somatic experiencing (SE) and embodied social justice
my work is shaped by my lived experience as
a 'gay man' (then) in london, new york, berlin
and rural queer collectives,
a nonbinary transwoman (now),
a neurodivergent -yet otherwise pre-disabled- person
a person who carries histories of abuse,
an uprooted iranian,
a rerooting german
and my work is deeply shaped by movements that work towards liberation, communities i move with, and any person whose act of becoming visible allowed me to be myself in return.
why i do this work
I appreciate how SE allows me to get deeper insights into trauma work, as well as getting to know how different people's nervous systems can be.
in the future i want to expand from working in a 1-on-1 setting to working with groups, especially when working through structural oppression.
i also use SE in my work as a performer, as a writer/researcher and workshop facilitator. get in touch if you want to know more about this.
as much as i am still at the beginning of my somatic practice, i feel empowered knowing i can support the people i want to support, namely trans people, neurodivergent people, people of colour, artists/performers and sex workers, among others.
if ever legalised, i would like to combine SE with working with psychedelics, too.