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Ally is above all an artist and activist. She is the founder of The Starving Artist; an initiative that utilizes creative voices as a way to create advocacy and systemic reform. Her "This Body of Mine" campaign explores migrant experiences through creative voices and has helped support individuals and artists from refugee-seeking backgrounds globally. She uses her work as a form of art activism to continuously interpret, communicate and facilitate discourse to make a difference in society.
Ally’s Doctorate of Creative Arts with the University of Southern Queensland focussed on eating disorders, body embodiment, and mental illness in contemporary art. She’s received impressive recognition for her work, including The Princess Diana Legacy Award 2021, King Hamad Award for Youth Empowerment 2022, Y20 Award Finalist for Diversity and Inclusion (Youth 20 by G20 Summit) and also a special recognition from The British Citizen Award 2022. She is currently a Lecturer at the University of Glasgow.