I Must be a Mermaid
Deep Fear of Shallow Living
I have written a memoir, a true story about female liberation.
“I had lost ‘me’ and wondered where the hell she was. He'd fallen in love with the carefree, self-confident, sexually liberated and brave artist girl. I'd become a shadow of all those things. I wanted them back as much as he did.”
It’s 2015. Charlene is 34, an artist, a free spirit, trying to work out how to live a life which is grounded yet completely true to her heart, without losing herself in the process. Lust, grief, and bulimia push all her boundaries, but it is her overwhelming intuition and female ancestral guidance that save her in the end.
(You can read the first chapter if you go to the 'BLOG' section.)
I've always been very creative, and now I put my art on people's bodies. Tattooing is such an interesting job. Every 'canvas' is unique and every client means something to me.I run my own one-woman business on the tiny Channel Island of Jersey.
I have hundreds of female clients who open up to me, as they would a therapist, telling me their fears, fantasies, sorrows and regrets. When I share my story with them I instantly feel their bodies relax under the needle. They are comforted and reassured to hear that they are neither strange or alone in what they are thinking, feeling or going through. I show them that there is much magic to be found when life gets dark.
I grew up in England, in the South East. London has a huge place in my heart, it excites and inspires me but I always knew I needed to be by the sea. I first visited Jersey (Channel Islands) in 2010. I came and left and came and left over and over again, unsure whether to drop anchor or not. I never really feel like just one place is home, but Jersey is where I found MYSELF, and subsequently, where I found my soulmate. Home is wherever the love is.
For enquiries about my book, please fill out the form or email me on: firstname.lastname@example.org.