Dotty is bonkers, absolutely bonkers, in the loveliest of ways you can be. She has completely changed her life. a story of a life with a complex and often traumatic history. I like Dotty, she is honest, positive, reflective, optimistic and motivational. She defines herself as a 'Rainbow Positivity Artist' and really is a living example of positively and the seeking of joy. She is also a great artist and illustrator. Dotty is also amazing at bringing people together, creating community action spaces and makes great vegan cakes. She's very authentic and meets everyone with a loving welcoming hug.
This kind of kooky, creative, left of centre thing appeals to me. I also love that these community-owned human spaces also combat loneliness, encourage conversations and swell with the stories of life. Camerados wanted to find a way to collect these stories to share across the world. They wanted someone who not only was good at collecting and telling stories but could also offer these to the world in simple yet creative ways. So they asked Myself and Dotty if we would work with them to pilot some Camerados story ideas and thus The Story Department was born.