Hi 👋🏼 I haven’t properly introduced myself in a while, if you’re new to following me here is a lil about me through a #10yearchallenge
I have just one picture of myself from 2009. Back then I wasn’t the posey type and believe it or not, I am still not.
I suffered heavily with depression, anxiety, an agoraphobia for many years and I was constantly ill at only 5 and a half stone, afraid of everything in the world and the ways I could get hurt physically and emotionally. I spent a lot of years inside my home literally just wasting away. That was until my younger sister (in the middle) was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
No matter what happened to her through her 5 year battle, she continued to party (backstage passes always on her wrists) and do everything she wanted to and it gave me the wake up call I needed. From then my life changed.
I decided to do the most scariest thing I could think of and did a skydive for charity.
She took me to my first club and to meet a favoured DJ that I used to dance around my house too, @eddiehalliwell
where I was able to go behind the stage. I instantly found a way to express myself: behind a booth, safe in a box, playing the music I loved to people that will love it too.
We went on our first and only holiday together to Ibiza, where I met @krydermusic
who taught me to DJ when we returned to the UK and I had my first gig at Manchester United not long after. Just a few weeks after that whilst trying to arrange for her to meet her DJ friends, I was asked to play in front of my sister at @creamfieldsofficial
(can you believe I nearly turned it down because I hadn’t been DJing for long)
It was the first and last festival she got to see me play. In February 2014 she passed away, just after Creamfields announced the lineup with my name on it. I think it was her way of making sure I would be ok, as I am now on my 6th year playing the festival.
As well as my DJing, I run a charity with my family that grants wishes for terminally ill adults aged 18 and over, creating memories for them and their families.
My sister inspires me every day, even on my down days, and I have grown each year in confidence to speak up, be me, contd...👇🏼