Training originally as a production thrower and decorator in a small studio pottery in Lincolnshire, the arts have been an integral part of my life, interwoven since my early years with a range of roles as diverse as teaching women self defence through to driving 7.5 ton trucks (which I still do part-time)!   However it was working for 13 plus years in event and project management in a variety of settings, that led me to become increasingly interested in how we are as human beings; the identities we create and the structures we design for ourselves.  


These areas of interest, coupled with becoming a parent, led directly to my taking a Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychology entitled Leadership, Facilitation & Coaching, (2006 - 2008), and my further explorations in the field of personal and professional development.


Curious about where individual and organisational change intersect

with the social and political, and where our relationship with our inner world

affects our relationship with the outer one. I am interested in the stories

we tell ourselves, the tales we tell others and the cultural narratives we create.


Working with women's stories intermittently for over 30 years,

I have, ever since I was a little girl, been fascinated in women's narratives. 

Since January 2016 I have actively exploring the women's stories,

unpacking personal and social change through playing with,

and deconstructing the identities we create for ourselves.

I am interested in exploring the cultural narratives we construct,

from the day to day minutiae to the grander themes that can

sometimes take on mythic proportions. This curiosity is leading

me to research and play with ideas through a range mediums,

tableaux, performance, writing, event design/production and craft.



Asked, (as direct northerner) where I stand on feminism. 

To this question I would like to quote two very different, 

inspirational women and, like me,sharing the occasional label

of 'agent provocateur'. Firstly, the artist Amanda Palmer who when

recently questioned for Ms Magazine said this,

"To me, feminism is just a tidy way of saying that we all

need equal rights, because clearly it’s going to be a win-win

when we achieve gender parity globally."


And secondly, the writer, historian and activist, Rebecca Solnit, who recently wrote this comprehensive piece capturing beautifully many of my feelings on being a woman in 2020.



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Finally, as a committed, albeit unconventional parent, lover of good food, wild swimming, and the importance of life-long learning, I combine all of the above with my deep love

of the natural world.  This is what I bring to the table. 


Described by others as insightful, plain-speaking, a risk-taker, courageous and deep thinking, I sometimes describe myself as an edge-walker, which according to permaculture is where all the interesting things happen . . . 


Following on from the Bravery School artists residency (January 2017), and the 1 day immersion in March 2019, there are new strands in development.
HOWEVER . . . plans are one thing, life is quite another . . .
and like many of us, with the advent of Covid 19,
many of my plans came to a shuddering halt!
Which means . . . currently my 'walking and talking' coaching, 'the acceptable woman', is currently online as is 'Courage to Critique'
Latest News - April 2020

An interdisciplinary practitioner primarily focused on human potential, 

exploring the edges . . . 

PLEASE NOTE - The only social media link active below is my Instagram account,

Rosalind J Turner

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