I guess I just had a lot of self doubt.
When it comes to anything public like performing or speaking it's not something I've ever felt comfortable doing or even considered doing.
I joined Boss Morris, a new all women contemporary Morris dancing side in 2015.
All our costumes are hand made and we have face paints that we make for each event.
They're now a group of friends. There's solidarity. Camaraderie. It encompasses everything I like doing: friendship, creativity, my interest in folk art.
We are very much a tribe and the idea came up of having a boss tattoo.
I'm not sure you'd expect Morris dancers to have a tattoo of their side on them. It's something that's branded on you.
It has no single meaning but we see it as something that symbolises us, a group of progressive women trying to bring English folk dancing back into the vernacular, and make it cool.
I've learned that I don't like the feeling that I can't do something.
I've had to do things. Public speaking. Perform.
All those elements have brought out something in me.
It's confidence. It's application of will. I'm willing to try something.
told by lily