Jenn is the founder of the International Day of Consent (30th November, annually) #IDoConsent as a global focus point for consent as a life practice and a force for making change. Jenn has been focussing on consent culture and practice since 2018, authoring the Consent Culture Manifesto, hosting the IDoConsent Podcast and in November 2023, Jenn launched The Consent Compass framework for navigating and practising consent, for individuals, groups and in organisational and social change. 

Photo by Carolyn Mendelsohn

Jenn is writing a book and preparing a new programme of training, talks and workshops based on The Consent Compass. 

Jenn has extensive experience as a facilitator, trainer and public speaker and has devised and delivered bespoke training for groups and organisations including: NOTA (Supporting Professionals to Prevent Sexual Abuse); European Theatre Convention (theatre producers); Brum Bi Group (LGBTQ+ community) : University of Bradford Students Union; Pyramid of Arts (arts with adults with learning disabilities); What You See Festival, Netherlands; Bradford Producing Hub (artists networks).

Jenn also provides personal and relationship coaching, accredited in 2009 as a coach with Relational Dynamics 1st  and since enhancing those skills with training and more recent accreditations in Group Coaching, Restorative Practice (Restorative Justice), Counselling and Mental Health First Aid.

Jenn’s most recent blog writing can be found HERE.  Past writing has focussed mostly on sharing life experiences on consensual relationships and ethical non-monogamy, under the banner Love… Off Script, and Jenn is planning to return to that subject soon, along with other writing both in the blog and in poetry and spoken word.

Irregular Arts:

  • The Odd Series (2014-present) – producing, performing and touring interactive, theatrical performance works co-created with Alison Andrews – Odd Occasion and Odd Encounter
  • Echoes of Oz : There’s No Place Like Bradford (2015)– devising, directing and performing in large-scale community celebration of Bradford and it’s citizens, City Park, Bradford
  • Queen for a Day (2016)– facilitating and supporting survivors of domestic abuse to develop creative skills and create flash mob and cabaret performances, with Staying Put UK
  • Miss Inform (2016-present) – devising, performing and facilitating community performers to create alternative guided tours of museums, public spaces and events, including commissioning a ‘Miss Inform-ation Point’ and online performances with ‘alternative facts’ – commissioning partners include Creative Scene Leftcoast, Saltaire Festival, Arts Council England
  • Cabaret of Consent and Consent Ritual, Theatre in the Mill, Bradford (2018, touring from 2019, including to Sziget Festival, Budapest) – devised solo performance/workshop exploring freedom, intimate consent and the personal as political

From 2023, following a Developing Your Creative Practice ʼAward from Arts Council England, Jenn has been performing music, spoken word, participatory, immersive and online works as ‘Irregular Jenn.’

This latest artistic work builds on the innovative gender questioning drag performance character Mysti Valentine (2007- present), which made Jenn the first female performing as a drag queen in the north of England. 

Photo by Carolyn Mendelsohn

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