An avant-garde adventurer, I uncover and illuminate beauty and potential that others overlook. Having explored many hidden, alternative and even taboo paths, I guide others along unique new roads in self-accepting personal development.
I advocate a creative approach. This is because I believe we are happiest when living authentically – as our true selves. I help others achieve this with creative projects that involve positive risk-taking, honest reflection and conscious self-expression. Let me help you ‘find your light’ – so that you can shine bright in your own truth.
What do I do?
- I mentor individuals,
- I deliver group workshops,
- I produce burlesque shows,
- I go on creative adventures ,
- I write and reflect.
By embracing our diversity and exploring our quirks, uncertainties and curiosities together, we forge a life of celebration. No-one is truly ‘average’ and normal is a mean illusion. I for one, am never ‘perfectly presented’ – and never will be – because I am not a finished product.
In addition to various academic and professional accolades in psychology and mental health, I am a positive risk-taker with a history of successful leadership. From haunted castles to latex fashion shows, I have walked many alternative or atypical pathways and found immense inspiration and insight to share. Best of all, each adventure has helped me to create new personal development opportunities for others:
I believe that controversy is the drive behind social evolution. I believe that being curious and provoking open questions is healthy and also the socially responsible thing to do.
As a serial ‘provocateur’, I’ve been assigned all sorts of monikers and labels such as ‘maverick’, ‘rebel’, ‘queen’, ‘Infamous’ ‘fearless leader’ and ‘eccentric’ and I’m sure I’ve been called even lesser eloquent things too… but that’s all good, it is a sure sign of having done something meaningful ‘disruptive’ to the status quo. As Oscar Wilde put it:
“When the critics disagree, the artist is in accordance with himself.”
Some opinion, hearsay and such:
“We cannot comment on any other of her activities…”
BBC Spokesman to Sun Journalist.
“Absolutely fascinating… possibly one of the most intelligent people I’ve ever met in my life.”
Katie Martin, BBC Radio Solent
“..her research, writing and vast knowledge of subject matter, make her an asset to her profession”
Anthony Caulfield, Nightfall Films
“…she is a committed, diligent writer and sparkling storyteller.”
Karen Gregor, Producer – BBC R4
“I entered the class as a sceptic and suspected Kirsty was possibly slightly mad…I actually left suspecting Kirsty was in fact a bit of a genius.”
“Breaking New Ground”
Time Out, London
J Mclean, Founder – EPS Publishing
“Visionary. Her shows are an elegant masquerade of the past and an homage to taste and irony.”
La Repubblica Delle Donne, Italy
“Eccentric, edgy and sensationally witty”
“The Movers & Shakers of the burlesque world”
“The doyenne of feline femininity – that is the ever-so-charming Kittie. As Britannia, she puts her own twist on the pomp and pageantry of the days of Empire, Her Majesty would be proud.”
Henry Northmore, The List
“Kittie is phenomenal as an outrageous swirling, bustled Boudica”
Irene Brown, Edinburgh Guide
“a beautiful opium-addled vision of Britannia”
“A true miracle of mother nature….the sexy pinup doesn’t cease to amaze”
“academic boffin… is no ‘shrink’ing violet”