Founder/Creative Director/Event Host
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.
Resident DJ (Camden)
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.
Resident Psychotherapist [Brixton & Camden]
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/
Event Hospitality / Front of House (Brixton)
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.
Event Hospitality / Front of House (Camden)
E.S.T. is a spoken word & hip hop artist with a passion for natural health and healing. She works part time as a carer and is also a Nutritional Therapist and a student of Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy. E, S and T are the 3 letters at the end of the superlative adjective i.e. the most extreme, so the name is representative of the polarities and extremes of the human condition.