Please tell us a little about yourself.
Some people would describe me as "that slightly crazy Welsh girl", while to others I'm shy and studious. In reality I'm probably both. I'm a creative person and Art, Music and Literature rank highly on my list of passions. I'm also a bit of a perfectionist which can get tedious both for myself and the people around me!
What's your story about?
It's a mini-rant about the whole idea that Welsh-ness is something that can be measured, and that how Welsh you are changes depending on where you are and who you're with. It's a humorous take on the notion of identity and nationality, illustrated by anecdotes from my own personal experience.
Why did you choose to tell this particular story?
It's an idea I've been thinking about a lot since moving away from home. I've lived in a few different places and in each place I've had a different sense of how Welsh I am. This is often forced onto me by the people I'm surrounded by - they seem to decide how Welsh I am, not me! I think that this a story that will resonate with many people, as the issues surrounding how we define our national identity affects us all.
What did you dinf most rewarding about the workshop?
The whole experience was hugely rewarding, but I especially enjoyed being able to share stories with a group of people I'd probably never have met otherwise. Even though we were working on individual stories, it really felt as though we were discovering things as a group and going on a journey together. The welsh cakes at break time were also fantastic!