Me at work in my studio

I was born in 1973 to a Glaswegian Jewish father, whose family landed in Newcastle from Odessa in the 1880s, and a Dorset born baby boomer mother. 80s economic policies worked in their favour and they fully embraced the Thatcherite vision. One could say their whole parenting style was based upon it, but that's a tale for another time...  and so I grew up in the South-east of England, my childhood economically privileged by a middle class, right wing, Daily Mail infused environment. There is little love lost ...

 

In 1989 I was fortunate to fall in love with H, have my first psychedelic experience and begin a lifelong relationship with cannabis. By the end of 1999 H and I had three kids together.

 

Over the next two decades parenting became the priority over a career, sharing all domestic and child-rearing duties. Alongside writing and recording our own music, and running a digital music label, we worked in schools, in bars, and in kitchens ...

 

Around 2010 I entered into academia gaining a BA hons in anthropology with sustainability and a masters in human geography.

 

H and I are still planning our getaway, into the orange and out of the blue :)

 

J Levity

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