Please tell us a little about yourself.
I was born in a small village called Huntley, Gloucestershire, the youngest of four sisters. I went to college in Coventry, lived in Cardiff for 11 years, and have lived in Monmouth for nearly three years with my husband, Dyfan. I'm a writer and marketing practitioner, and have worked in arts marketing and the community arts for much of my working life.
What's your story about?
It's about me, and my Dad. Dad was a man of few words - his actions spoke louder, and he had such a lot of respect from everyone who knew him. I found myself working in a world of words, and at times I felt I wasn't being true to myself and my background. I've found my way now, but it's taken some time - so my story was a way of me acknowledging that, and accepting that I'm still being true to the things that both my parents taught me.
Why did you choose to tell this particular story?
It just came out! I got involved in digital storytelling because I wanted the project to happen in Monmouth, but I wasn't necessarily expecting to take part. But I was drawn in, and became completely hooked. The story wasn't the one I intended to tell, but for whatever reason, it was the one that seemed to stick with me.
What did you find most rewarding about the workshop?
Working collectively - sharing and working through creative ideas and quite personal feelings with other people; exploring feelings that had been bubbling under for some time but never had an outlet; enjoying learning and using the technology, which was perhaps the greatest surprise. Also, for once I was taking part in something, not just writing about it, and it was an amazing experience.