Jess has talked on the subject of traditional oral storytelling in a forensic hospital setting at the Koestler Award in London in 2015 and in 2016 she told a story in “speakers corner” at the exhibition.
In October 2016 Jess was invited to speak to 3rd year student mental health nurses at Napier University. One of the students will be doing his final year project on the subject of traditional oral storytelling in a forensic psychiatric ward.
It is something to be able to paint a picture, or to carve a statue and so make a few objects beautiful. But it is far more glorious to carve and paint the atmosphere in which we work to affect the quality of the day…This is the greatest of the arts……