Alyson Smith

Alyson Smith works as a visual artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne. She writes on the side, mainly about her lived experience of Bipolar. Throughout 2021 her practice has evolved to be dominated by poetry, which gave her a therapeutic outlet and a way to record middle-aged, married life. Alyson often considers herself unable to fit into ‘normal’ society due to her mental health diagnosis; however, her poetry has shown her just how reassuringly mundane her life actually is.