Susan has been involved in Earth Moves since 2017 as a workshop leader and in an advisory capacity. Her current roles in Earth Moves involve policy, inclusion monitoring, heritage and arts and culture.
Susan has a background in art history, community engagement, youth and community; she is also a Reiki Master.
Educated at Cheltenham Ladies College, Susan has a B.A. Hons. in History of Art & Design from Leicester Polytechnic and a B.A. Hons. in Childhood and Youth Studies from Liverpool John Moores University. Susan is currently studying for her Masters's in Childhood and Youth Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Having worked as a diversity professional; locally as a transformational family and community worker; nationally and internationally as an African textile historian/curator, Susan recognises the importance of using non-traditional spaces to break down social barriers, raise self-esteem and support positive wellbeing through creative explorations.
Susan uses African textiles from Afrograph’s Private Collection to identify common themes, which enable personal stories to be revealed and communicated through art, enabling connections and linkages to be made which strengthen and empower individuals and their communities.