Lady Unchained is a-
Poet, Performer, Award Winning Broadcaster, Mentor, Artist Manager, TedXLondon Speaker, Presenter for National Prison Radio, Facilitator, Curator, Chair for the NCJAA Anne Peaker Lecture 2020 and Advocate for Life After prison.
“My life ended and began with a prison sentence, those metal doors awoke the faith in me” – Lady Unchained
Lady Unchained’s mission is to prove that there is life after prison. She is the Founder and Creative Director of Unchained Poetry, an artistic platform for artists with lived experience of the Criminal Justice System. She hosts Unchained Night’s in partnership with Artsadmin at Toynbee Studios, a night of inspirational storytelling through poetry and music. Lady Unchained runs poetry workshops in prisons and in the community in Women Centres to help women find their creative voice. She is now a member of the NCJAA Steering group. Nominee for New Voice Award 2020 by Audio Production Awards and Runner Up for CJA Awards 2020- Outstanding Documentary, winner of The Insight awards 2021 for Insight through Journalism. She received a Bronze Award for her show Free Flow on National Prison Radio at the ARIAS Awards 2021. And recently crowned with a Gold Award for Best Host Speech at the Audio Productions Awards 2021. She continues to challenge the ex-offender label through creativity. Lady Unchained also curated the Soul Journey To Truth Exhibition at HOME gallery in Manchester in partnership with Koestler Art and Ripples of Hope Festival highlighting creativity within the criminal justice system in the North West.