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Half-English/half-Irish, I am an ex-teacher, dedicated foodie, and modern art/street art enthusiast constantly seeking new places to travel to. At the start of 2018, my life was rubbish – I was unhappy in my job, my relationship, and struggling with poor health after being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a chronic medical condition. Life felt like a daily battle until I had an epiphany. I underwent a radical detox, leaving behind my old life, selling my possessions. In June 2018 I set off round the world with a heart and mind hungry for new places, people and adventures… Read more about my story here About Me

There are two certainties in life: the Sun goes down but the Sun perpetually rises again. There are always reasons to keep going and be hopeful when life is tough. My blog highlights how damaging emotionally abusive/coercively controlling relationships can be. I spoke up to set myself free and protect other women. As of April 2020, two years after I left my ex/boss, he is still trying to contact me, ignoring multiple requests to stop, so I wholeheartedly stand by my decision to speak up. As I have experienced a continued campaign of harassment since leaving Dubai in 2018, including death threats, on the advice of my solicitor, I will no longer reveal my current location on this blog or my Instagram @uncaged_artbird. Not someone to be bullied into silence, however, I will still post on my blog and Instagram when I choose to: ‘In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act’ – George Orwell. Always speak the truth, even when others don’t want to hear it. Regardless of all that has happened, I can confirm that I am safe, well and happily getting on with my life.

Coronavirus 14/03/20: We are living through uncertain and challenging times as coronavirus makes its way around the world. People are losing their lives, their jobs etc. Stay safe, keep healthy and support each other. Wishing good health for my loved ones, friends and followers in the weeks ahead and sending you all much love. Keep calm and carry on…

Peace, Lisa.

LATEST BLOG POST: A BELFAST CHILD RETURNS About retracing my mum’s footsteps by visiting her hometown of Belfast, a city triumphantly rising from its traumatic history.

Mum and Dad in the 1970s.

RECENT BLOG POST: INCONVENIENT TRUTHS Why are women so often vilified for telling the truth? My experience of speaking up about my ex/boss’s abuse of power and our toxic relationship.


A SELECTION OF PAST POSTS: Foodgasm/ A Journey in Japan/ In Control: Warning Signs of a Controlling Partner/ Dear Dubai Ex: Closure / Good Hotel London

FLIGHT PATH: Destination guides for places I’ve travelled to.

BLOG: A selection of personal posts.

POETRY: Poems inspired by my travels.

STREET ART: Favourite images from my world travels.

QUICK LINKS to the most popular posts:

How To Date An Arsehole/Nashville/Fibro Mojo on the Go(Go)

Havana/Gaslighting Survival Guide/Jerusalem

Connect with me: @uncaged_artbird

NOTE ABOUT MY SOCIAL MEDIA: I only have this blog and my Instagram. I do not use any other form of social media. If you see, or are contacted by, other accounts using my name and/or images, these are fake accounts being operated without my consent. Please report them so they can be removed. Many thanks, Lisa.