Di is a writer, poet and actor. For the People Like You project she will be exploring how individuals affected by cancer identify with particular ‘types’. Di will explore ‘likeness’ with patients, carers and practitioners through a residency at Maggie’s Centre West London. Di has worked extensively in theatre, multimedia performance and TV. She now mainly writes and directs. Her work includes Miss Havisham’s Expectations (Trafalgar Studios), Inferno (Birmingham University) based on Jacki Lyden’s memoir of life with her bipolar mother Daughter of the Queen of Sheba and Services No Longer Required for BBC Philharmonic, broadcast live as part of the BBC’s WW1 commemorations. Published poetry includes Come Into The Garden, a cycle of poems chronicling her journey with her late parents through cancer and dementia (live broadcast with specially commissioned solo cello for BBC North), The Memory Poems, inspired by conversations with people living with Alzheimer’s for Westminster Arts, and Written Portraits for the Diep-Haven Festival (translated into French). She is currently developing an opera about the impact of digital tech on our relationships.