Can you tell us about your background?

I have spent the majority of my twenties either immersed in study, or working with various third sector organisations in Oxford and Brighton. I am now drawing on what I have learned and launching a new fledgling Community Interest Company, 'No Vice Ice', in Oxford. 'No Vice Ice' seeks to empower people to have conversations about the links between food, health and sustainability in ways that are fun and inclusive for all - namely designing, producing and eating ice lollies. In particular, we are focusing on the ways these issues affect people with often invisible long term health conditions/disabilities, who can face additional barriers to eating well.

What drew you to work with Aspire?

Aspire's social purpose and mission! My personal experiences of struggling to find suitable employment whilst living with long term health conditions has made me aware of the need for the work Aspire does - it's brilliant to be working with the Aspire team!

What ideas would you like to explore through One Planet Living?

I'm really interested in how we can empower communities to design and implement actions for sustainable transformation/systemic change, in ways that feel accessible and achievable for all. In particular, I would like to explore how people who might be excluded from these discussions can become further represented in these spaces. I am hoping that the holistic and flexible OPL framework is a means by which we can start to work towards this!