Hi, I’m Ngaio Anyia

A creative & deep thinker…

My passions lie in making the world a more inclusive, representative place through compassionate discussion and a willingness to use our life experiences to understand others better.

This is where you’ll find a variety of thought provoking content created to spark new ideas and generate new pathways to a more diverse, fulfilling future.

BBC WORLD NEWS

How can I help?

I love to harness my creativity in a way that breaks down barriers and succeeds in engaging a diverse range of people through a variety of different ways…

“Ngaio helped us go beyond the surface, think beyond tick boxes and concentrate on opening up production, allowing diverse voices to be a part of our creative practices at all levels. She has a talent for drawing people together and motivating individuals to dig deeper and root out systemic problems in a non-confrontational way.”

KATHRYN CHISWELL-JONES

Company Manager, Artspace Lifespace

Ngaio Anyia landed into Don’t Google It Series 3: ‘On Belonging’ with a triple-threat of empathy, power and passion. Ngaio goes to the hard territories, searches for multiple truths, listens deeply and brings people on the journey with her. Listening to her work is to sit into the lecture or workshop you’ve always wanted to, but rarely get the chance.

NICK ANDERSON

Head of Programming, Don't Google It

“Ngaio’s work has a strong and unique narrative quality that we really liked. There’s an authenticity and clarity of voice that we felt was ideal for engaging young audiences in challenging subject matter. This made Ngaio the right person to develop engaging resources for schools that tell the story of Colston Hall and its rebirth as Bristol Beacon.” 

PHIL CASTANG

Bristol Beacon

Artist & Journalist

A multidisciplinary artist and journalist. I have presented a mini-documentary on BBC World, worked for BBC Radio Bristol, guested on Women’s Hour and Radio 4 and now broadcast weekly on SWU FM. Represented by Gritty Talent, I use my platform to push discussions around making the media and the Arts more accessible for marginalised groups.

Want to read my work?

Check out the blog!

Inclusion & Diversity Consultancy

Specialising in working with Arts organisations and festivals I run various trainings in understanding differences, unconscious bias, multicultural marketing and how to create diverse workforces as well as power structures within organisations. 

I consult on a freelance basis and run trainings as part of a collective named Insight Into Action.

Through collaborative conversation and planning, I am available to: 

  • Help you realise your aims and goals
  • Bespoke learning and action plans
  • Create personal and organisational targets 
  • Ongoing organisational support 
  • Be your critical friend

Organisations Worked With

Years Experience

Get in Touch to Discuss Your Project…

mixed bag podcast

The Mixed Bag podcast celebrates the range of people that I am lucky to meet in my adventures as an artist. Hosting creative guests from a range of different backgrounds, we discuss our mixed bag of interests and experiences influenced by identity and culture. 

Working at a crossroads between music, journalism, spoken word, consultancy, djing and public speaking, my curious nature has led to conversations with a multitude of characters with different ideas and interests. 

The line between work and play is often blurred with hobbies becoming jobs and jobs becoming studies. Join me as I think about all of them out loud!

ngaio anyia blog

If I’m not talking about it, I’m writing about it! For those who prefer reading to listening, head over to my blog for some thoughts and tips surrounding Inclusion & Diversity, Travel, Reviews, Making Do and lots more…

Working at Home Tips

Working at Home Tips

What an utterly mad month this has been - to be honest, I feel like I'm in a totally bizarre dream. Tomorrow it would have been a month since I flew to a whirlwind week in Lagos, Nigeria; downloading more into my brain than was actually possible to digest, cramming in...

Organised Chaos

Organised Chaos

Before I came I really thought I was fairly well travelled. I’ve gone travelling alone - backpacked round South America by myself with no Spanish in my vocabulary. Jumped headfirst into new cultures with their music and food and language (where I can) but...

We’ve only just begun

We’ve only just begun

Wow, I don’t even know where to start - so much has happened in just one day! I’m so happy I’m recording all my conversations because there’s no way I’d be able to remember everything I’ve learned. Right now I’m waking up after 4 hours of sleep after a full day...

Lagos – The Journey Begins

Lagos – The Journey Begins

I’ve actually been too nervous to shout about this because it feel apart last year and I didn’t want to jinx it...but seeing as I’m currently on my way to Heathrow Terminal 5 having ticked off a thousand to do lists and wracked my brain for anything I may have...

Happy Self Love V Day!

Happy Self Love V Day!

I didn’t think I’d ever get to a place where seeing myself in the mirror with lumps and bumps, scratches and scars wouldn’t make me immediately hide under layers of clothing or jokes. It’s been the LONGEST journey of self-acceptance and one that is ongoing.

Nailing It!

Nailing It!

I've been getting messages asking where I got my current nail varnish from so I thought I’d do a post about my nails! I am the absolute worst at biting my nails - I was a thumb sucker in my youth and then a chubby kiddy and then a non-committal smoker but the point is...