The Starving Artist
Her own struggle against anorexia motivated Ally to raise awareness of eating disorders, body dysmorphia and illness through the power of art. In 2020, Ally’s work was included in over 15 exhibitions and residencies, with her exhibition ‘One Body, My Body, No Body’ debuting in cities such as London, Glasgow, Toronto and Amsterdam.
Ally also created ‘The Starving Artist’, a global outreach initiative and publication covering artistic research and reflection from over 25 international artists. The publication also provided financial aid and educational resources around eating disorders and can be found in over 30 universities worldwide.
Ally collaborates with eating disorder awareness groups across the UK and has worked directly with mental health organisations such as ‘Together! Disability’ Safeline UK and London Eating Disorder Conference. Ally states she is an individual who is both an artist and suffers from an eating disorder but uses her struggles to help others.
Ally’s support has been invaluable not just for helping people understand how the artistic voice can make change but, also helps people directly help recover from their eating disorders.
Ally works incredibly hard, balancing a diversity of art activism initiatives, full time employment and her doctoral studies.