Text forms the backbone of my practice, tying together interests in video, drawing, printing, oil pastels, sculpture, performance and installation in a cyclical approach inspired by my own displacement, as well as self-generated theory. I publish work under the artist name ‘Poor Mother’, a performative drag persona created to explore gender dysphoria during my foundation year. Since then, Poor Mother has evolved into a vehicle to confront the intricacies of my identity under the veil of character, touching on themes of mental health, disability, gender, nostalgia and othering. Veiling personal realities under external fantasies is a common thread woven into my work. My writing occupies a liminal cross-section of autobiographical fiction and poetic prose, outwardly throwing focus from context to content, then back again. Oxymoronic combinations continue to surface throughout: humorous distress, surreal relatability, cold eroticisms and heartfelt discomfort reign free.