January, for me, has been all about collaborating. I’ve been reaching out more on social media, meeting new people, sharing ideas and chatting about possible new projects.
As we move into a new month, I’ve been reflecting on why I am enjoying collaborating so much.
The focus of my work is about creating opportunities and spaces for people to talk more openly about death, dying, end of life care planning and grief. With Alberta Gutteridge we run the North East London Death Cafe which is the perfect space to do this. However, we want to explore new and creative ways that we can have these conversations, using the arts (quite often we find it easier to talk openly when we’re doing something else).
I recently posted on social media asking if any local artists and community groups would be interested in collaborating and the response has been amazing. My head is now buzzing with ideas and we already have some exciting projects planned for 2022.
So why am I enjoying collaborating?
Photo credit: Tallulah Photography