Hello, I’m Nelly.

Professionally, I work in marketing, communications, and change management in the private, public, and not for profit sectors, predominantly in a leadership and coaching capacity.

My working space is a collection of crumpled papers, post-it notes, books, photographs, brushes, and tea.

This space is for snippets of my life, some writing, some illustration, and a bit of experimentation. 

 I reside in Ottawa – the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people.

Why “third culture kid”?

I am a polyglot born to parents of two different cultures and divergent personalities, I travelled with them, and was raised in different places.

A family friend referred once referred to my friends and I as “third culture kids”. I did a bit of research, and found a few good resources that shed some light on how I may have come upon some of my world views.

In the garden, August 2020