What was your inspiration for your final year project?
For my main project, which was a 10,000 word short story, I roamed around in my childhood memories of this fantastic summer house that we have in Estonia. Estonia as a nation has a deeply embedded belief system in the sacred spirit of the nature, so I wanted to bring that to life in my story. I also long of the excitement of mystery that a child has for what lies amongst the shadows and corners of nature, so I thought to embody this feeling within a witch. Adults can be so boring and dismissive of the small magical mysteries, and I hope my story reminds them that we're never too old!
For my secondary project, however, I worked on five poetry pieces that were inspired by relationships that I've experienced. I started off writing poetry for loved ones so the process wasn't very new, however having your tutor read out a poem about your sex life definitely got the blood flushing in my cheeks!
What has been your biggest challenge over your three years at Goldsmiths?
Finding my own hobbies and side projects. We're hardly ever in and while the classes guide and mould us, I have definitely had my battles with all the free time in between the good stuff.
If you could invent a new vegetable, what would it be called?
I would be a Scrapapotouch. Crunchy, cute and fresh (and blushing pink)!