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Writer Artist
Advocate . PhD Student

amplifying diverse stories and voices for transformative futures

What do I do

create for social hope


Visit the blog. Explore my portfolio of writing and publications. A podcast series will be launched in 2020.


All things art. A gallery, sometimes with musings. A shop, this way comes.


Experienced senior executive and board director
- specialising in not-for-profit and for-purpose development, community engagement, diversity and belonging, strategic planning
Consultant. Speaker. Facilitator.

In art and life.
water pouring on lightbulb

Adele has worked in arts, human rights and social justice for many years as a senior executive. Having worked in leadership development, human rights, women’s health, and family and domestic violence, Adele is commencing a PhD and hopes to share insights into the journey as a disabled, chronically ill, person of colour trying to hold time for art, community, and hope for transformative futures.

As a writer, artist, consultant, speaker, and facilitator, Adele brings a commitment to generative curiosity and amplifying the voices and stories which are often excluded, silenced, or devalued.

There are no voiceless, there are those who are being silenced or excluded.

Primarily writing on human rights and social justice themes, Adele uses storytelling in non-fiction, poetry and performance writing forms to explore identity, the politics of existence, and the integration of personal and shared histories. 

Previously, Adele could often found on a random new adventure or revisiting favourites such as rock climbing and trail running. Nowadays, adventures take a different shape as part of living in an ableist world.

With gratitude and respect to Elders past and present and the First Nations custodians of so-called Australia, Adele lives on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar.

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Adele Purrsisted

a Pandemic Era

As many of us are keenly aware, our global community is continuing to evolve in response to the ongoing and dynamic challenges of COVID-19. Paid work and participating in public spaces is high-risk for me, as a disabled person with chronic illnesses.

If you are financially able and find my words, art, or other projects, to be meaningful, valuable, or in some way helpful, please consider buying me a Ko-Fi or being a supporter through Paypal.

Sharing my writing and advocacy (with credit please!) is also a much appreciated way to support my work.

Thank you for visiting.

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