The Handless Project
and at sunrise she set forth, walking entire until it was night

About Deborah

About Deborah


I was born in Birmingham but grew up in Liverpool.   Came for a visit…and never went back.

Began my journey here as homeless, had a child, found a home and voluntary work.  Tumbled into University to study Literature, Life and Thought, tumbled out to create a theatre company at Liverpool Cathedral and went on to work as Administrator at Everyman Theatre, Kaboodle Productions and Mersey Producers.

Freelance Administrative Director at Rejects Revenge and Liverpool International Festival of Dance Improvisation.  Followed by a 9-year tenure at Fittings Multimedia Arts whilst still continuing work with Liverpool Improv Collective and a period working with DaDaFest developing a Young Peoples project.

Following an interval at Open Eye Gallery as Deputy Director I worked developing work with Refugees and Asylum Seekers at 4 Wings.

As well as committing my time to The Handless Project I work freelance for Writing on the Wall supporting their Superheroes Project in Schools around Liverpool.

As Project Manager with The Handless Project I have been involved since inception; supporting creation, fundraising and planning.  I supported year one and here now in year two am so excited to be part of this inspirational journey that reflects on all of our journeys…somehow.  My role has been to support Aleasha and the realisation of her vision; administratively, financially and logistically.

Storytelling has been fundamental to my life from childhood to daydreams to creating projects and work……it is always where I return and find succour.

My earliest memory of storytelling/books was my Mum reading every night, Christina Rossetti; Goblin Market, remembering how the words sounding edible and the story scary and fascinating!   It always left me wanting a fruit basket!

Hear Deborah reading Christina Rosetti's Goblin Market as part of our Bedtime Stories event on Soundcloud.