Asphyxia is an artist, writer and public speaker. Author of the
much-loved junior fiction series the Grimstones, Asphyxia has also
been a circus performer and puppeteer. An avid art-journal creator,
she loves to share her process and help others benefit from this
amazing tool for self-expression, problem-solving, planning,
goal-tracking and self-esteem.
Deaf since the age of three, Asphyxia learnt to sign when she was eighteen, which changed her life. She is now a Deaf activist, sharing details of Deaf experience. She raises awareness of oppression of Deaf people and what we can do to change this. Her free online Auslan course (www.asphyxia.com.au) has had over 15,000 students.
Asphyxia is kept busy with her small farm where she combines food-growing with art - creating a magical aesthetic with plants and natural elements.
Her novel for teens, Future Girl, combines all these passions.