An avant-garde adventurer, I advocate a creative approach to personal development. I believe that we are happiest when we are living authentically – as our true selves.
I help others achieve this through creative projects that involve positive risk-taking, honest reflection and conscious self-expression.
By embracing our diversity and exploring our quirks 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.
- I mentor individuals,
- I deliver group workshops,
- I produce burlesque shows,
- I write.
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:
As a ‘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 lesser eloquent things too…
Here are some opinions, 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… no ‘shrink’ing violet”