Alfie (Alfiah) is due to graduate from Central School of Speech and Drama this summer. Her long term plan is to set up her own drama company to use visual arts as a way of helping young people explore mental health issues. Alfie comes from a large family and is the “go-to” babysitter for her siblings and their children. She is also an after school nanny for two families and says that “children light up her life”. She is very excited about being a Virtual Nanny and is offering poetry workshops to encourage children to explore their emotions in these strange days of lockdown. Asking bold questions like “what does isolation feel like?” she hopes to help children to feel connected and to understand and comes to terms with the “new normal” using a variety of creative techniques that engage children’s senses via the use of poetry/ spoken word. Being dyslexic herself, Alfie’s approach to creating her workshops is diverse to help encourage and engage a variety of children to write and explore at all different abilities and stages. If that all sounds a bit heavy don’t worry, Alfie’s work is all about spreading joy and happiness!
Fun Fact: I’m really into photography!