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In this autobiographical talk, Asphyxia leafs through some of her own journals, describing her process to express her daily experiences on the page. She explains to participants the steps involved in creating their own unique book from found papers and recycled materials. 

Since she was a young girl, Asphyxia has kept a journal – she is passionate about journaling and sees her journal as a daily friend and companion. Asphyxia’s journals are both stunning and inspiring, filled with paint, collage, photos, writing and beautiful papers. 

As a Deaf artist, Asphyxia inspires audiences to follow their dreams, whatever their abilities. Through her talk, she provides an insight into the expressiveness of sign language and encourages audiences to create, to make, to write and to express themselves visually.

Asphyxia is a vibrant speaker who will have audiences captivated throughout her presentation. Audience members are given an opportunity to have their questions answered.

Topics covered

  • Creating a unique book from found materials
  • Journaling daily experiences
  • Visual expression and dream following
  • The expressiveness of sign language


StoryBoard is a FREE presentation/workshop experience for all Northern Rivers schools (maximum three hours). We ask the schools to provide morning tea for the author and volunteer tutor.

Time & Date

StoryBoard workshops are scheduled to fit within your school’s timetable.

Our visits are generally scheduled between 9am – 12.30pm, with lunch between 11 – 11.30am.

Our schedule though is flexible, and we will work with you to find the best fit.

Our online booking enquiry form asks you for your bell times so we can create a suggested schedule for you.

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