Founder / Creative Director
Fisky is a Poet, Rapper, Public Speaker and founder of Mind Over Matter.
Fisky started MoM the day he got sober after a twenty year battle with depression and addiction. Since then, he has watched it become the platform he never had. The event has helped people with depression, addiction, anxiety and often opening difficult conversations. Growing organically, MoM has collaborated with Tedx, The Lost Lectures, The Tavistock & Portman and in April 2019 Fisky and Miss Yankey hosted their first international event in Melbourne, Australia.
Fisky is currently recording his second album ‘Cheaper Than Therapy’ due for release in late 2019. His work has been featured on BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio London, Fubar Radio, ITCH FM and many more. He has worked with the BBC and delivered speeches at The London Academy of Excellence and ITV.
Writing has always been Fisky’s therapist. He draws on his twenty years lived experience with depression and addiction to raise awareness, let people know they aren’t alone, process his own struggles and project positive energy.
Fisky is also part of the #FLOpoet collective mentored by Natalie ‘Floacist’ Stewart, founding member of Multi Grammy nominated Neo Soul group, Floetry.
Event Partner / Event Host / Founder: Poetry Prescribed
A British/Ghanaian writer and performance poet, Miss Yankey captivates people with her honest and heartfelt poetry which she often uses to advocate for the oppressed and silenced. She has captured the attention of audiences at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, Parliament Square, the Tate Modern Gallery, the BBC, the Tower of London, Althorp Literary Festival, and Field Day to name a few.
So far this year Miss Yankey has taken her poetry to Melbourne, Paris, Madrid, and Amsterdam impressing audiences as she goes. Miss Yankey began writing poetry as a child and carried this love of writing into adulthood. Learning about the therapeutic benefits of poetry and creative writing, she founded Poetry Prescribed in 2017 which facilitates workshops in support of mental health and well-being,
An International Slam Champion, co-host and resident poet at The Chocolate Poetry Club, open mic host at Mind Over Matter, and member of London’s unrivalled FLO Poets; the Summer of 2019 sees the release of her anticipated book “More Than a Machine” – an honest account of one woman’s experience with mental illness. The poems in her candid collection express pain through relatable poetry – from dealing with anxiety, depression and PTSD, to sharing the heartbreak of losing loved ones to mental illness.
FloPoet Becksy Becks is a lover of words and an appreciator of sounds. Her three main pillars, Laughter Love and Literature, are the main driving force behind everything she does on planet Earth. To best describe Becks Becks is to call her a poet by passion, dancer by daydream and awesome by everything else.
After years of struggling with anxiety and substance misuse, he discovered the amazing healing powers of poetry at the age of 27, and hasn’t looked back since.
Mind Over Matter was the very first platform he witnessed anyone speak openly about their challenges with mental health. This had such a profound impact on his life, he is joining the team with the aim of returning the favour.
Anna Sinski is a BACP-accredited integrative psychotherapist, a published poet and a spoken word artist. Writing poetry since she could hold a pen, she uses her pieces for expression and healing, but also to raise awareness of various issues including mental health. A lot of her poetry relates to her own experiences with grief, anxiety and disordered eating. Creative self-expression is also something she uses as part of her integrative approach to therapy.
Anna will be attending as many events as she is able, to provide support and advice should any of our audience members be triggered by any of the subjects that come up during performances. MoM is a recreational space with therapeutic benefits and we believe having Anna as part of our team makes the safe space even safer.
Anna has a small therapy private practice in central London and online, where she helps individuals dealing with various mental health issues: https://annasinski.com/
Understanding energy has allowed me to embrace my spiritual gifts, heal my mind, body and soul and reclaim my power and I would love to share these gifts with you. I am incredibly passionate about healing and I believe that a true healer provides you with the information and tools to heal yourself.
Holistic Nutritional Therapist / Event Hospitality
Kat has been a qualified Nutritional Therapist for 5 years, during which time she has also learned to formulate natural skincare products and taken on further study in Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine which she will complete in 2022.
She is passionate about helping people improve their health through evolution of their diet and lifestyle, believing firmly that education is the first and most crucial step. Working with Kat you will not simply receive a meal plan or instructions, you will learn how foods and habits interact with your internal environment which will then motivate you to make improved choices from a place of confidence.
The daughter of two mental health nurses and someone who has experienced mental health challenges herself, Kat is particularly passionate about the relationship between physical health and mental health, seeing them as not only intertwined but completely inseparable. On numerous occasions clients have started their journeys with Kat seeking support with a physiological issue and found that a positive ‘side effect’ of evolving their nutrition & lifestyle has been an improvement in their mental health also.
Kat first came to Mind Over Matter as an open mic act, then later joined the team as Front of House for our North London events. Now that the lockdown has invited us to expand and shift more of what we do online, Kat will be sharing content about nutrition, herbal medicine, lifestyle and mental health on our platform. If you have any queries about her natural skincare products or would like to book a nutrition consultation you can contact Kat at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her personal Instagram account @superlative_e_s_t
Diana will be at the door at our Brixton event to welcome everyone on arrival.
Diana is currently working in the NHS as Project Manager in mental health and community after having an epiphany from working in the corporate world, not being happy and needing a more altruistic, rewarding, meaningful job.
Something that gave her purpose to get up in the morning and made her feel proud.
Originally from Portugal, Diana studied Business Psychology in Germany and has travelled around a lot. After a year in the USA she settled in London and has called it home for the past ten years. She discovered a love for ceramic and canvas painting, as Art Therapy and travelled to India for a month to complete a Yoga Teachers Training Course.
Diana also works in the community as a Portuguese interpreter mostly for the NHS helping Portuguese patients ensuring there is no health inequality as well as working with social workers and solicitors. She is currently studying to become a qualified interpreter.
She volunteers with different charities working with asylum seekers, helping with English and practical things such as filling in forms, sharing information and best ‘know how’ tips, to live well in London.
Nutty P is a producer, song writer, rapper, singer , remixer and DJ hailing from south west London. He started out in the legendary Lancaster Youth Centre in Ladbroke Grove and was mentored by produced/rapper extraordinaire Incisive [MyIsh].
Nutty caught his first big break at the age of 18 when he scored a official remix for Big Bruvas [favourite things] next he went on tour with Naila Boss and Shola Ama, whilst still producing for then up and comer Low Key. He would later go on to work with the best the UK had to offer in terms of urban music, these included; Sway, S. A. S. Doc Brown, Baby Blue, Professor Green, Shakka, J2K, Smiler, Wretch 32, to name a few. He then went on on to produce for Ghetts, Newham Generals, Paigey Cakey, Ard Adz Yellows, Lady Lykkez, DDark, Baby Sol and Speech Debelle.
Under his alternative moniker Stinkahbell he had radio success with the underground smash Something In Your Eyes, that had radio support from Mista Jam, Annie Mac, Skream & Benga, Plastician, Joker, Zane Lowe and most specialist DJs. What followed was a string of DJ gigs in Europe and Asia, and regular spots in London’s Cable and Fabric. Under this pseudonym he’d produced remixes for Skepta, Jodie Conner and Busta Rhymes, Maverick Sabre, Taio Cruz, Cover Drive, Wretch 32, L Marshall and Chrome. He also collaborated with The Futureheads, Mighty Mo, Swindle and Doctor. He’s has recently released his debut Stinkahbell album STINKRONICITY.
His latest productions include SNE – Jungle which has currently been getting play on 1xtra and Capital Xtra. He has also produced the latest Ghetts smash Slumdog Millionare [feat. Stefflon Don]
As an artist, Nutty has performed in many venues across the country and several festivals, including Glastonbury, Cafe De Paris, Waterrats, The Pad [Bedford], The Big Chill, Notting Hill Arts Club, Mau Mau Bar, to name a few.
His latest video Reprob8 is currently at 12,000 views on youtube and has been up since December 2nd.
From education inequality and hierarchies to housing issues and gentrification, highlighting injustice and stigmatisation in today’s society is of great importance to Amanda. Primarily working with traditional film photography, she responded to a videographer ad for the first Mind Over Matter show with the intent of showcasing an alternative representation of mental health. This topic is particularly taboo in the African Caribbean community she grew up and resides in.
Amanda currently teaches English (and a bit of maths!) and aims to help set up an alternate education provision for young people who have not found the British education system a good fit. She continues to support the Mind Over Matter movement and its ethos through filming events.
Graphic Designer, Photographer & Web Developer
Alex is our main events photographer and web developer/designer as a volunteer. Alex has been with us pretty much from the start of Mind Over Matter.
Alex is a professional graphic designer, photographer and music video director also, and has had his work published on every side of the earth, from SBTV and GRM Daily to Playboy Magazine and Motortrend.