Half Purple and Blue Butterfly

LYLANI (she/they) is a queer, neurodivergent artist, writer and all around clown from South East London. 

They are currently the third musketeer at conscious creative studio KIND, specialising in ideation and content creation, 

As a writer, they have penned for publications such as It’s Nice That, Creative Lives in Progress, Thiiird and Theatre Weekly. They have been trained in arts criticism by The Stage’s lead critic, Tim Bano.

They became queer supervenue The Glory’s go-to photographer in 2017, and have recently dipped their toe into curation thanks to the University of the Arts London student union.

Current and Previous Employment

  • Creative at KIND (March 2023–)
  • Social Media Manager at Safe Only LTD (August 2022–January 2023)
  • Editorial Assistant at Creative Lives in Progress (May 2021–November 2021)


  • Soho Theatre Comedy Lab: Stand-Up, 2023
  • VAULT Festival x Theatre Weekly’s New Critics Programme, 2023
  • D&AD New Blood Shift, 2022
  • Create Jobs/A New Direction Kickstart scheme training, 2021
  • Level 2 Web Design and Social Media from Big Creative Training, 2020


  • 2023 Made in Arts London collection + exhibition for University of the Arts London’s student union (co-curation with Asma Istwani)


TikTok, GoogleLondon Performance StudiosACT UP London/Dan Glass, MarshallTheatre Weekly, The HudsonBec Group, Thiiird, The Glory, QX Magazine, Meat Zine, Save Rubyyy Jones, Fringe! Film Festival, Roland Saunders, adidas (spec), Guinness (spec), Penguin Random House (spec)

Work Featured In

Time Out, Evening Standard, Attitude, National Theatre (website), The Photographer’s Gallery (Instagram), The One Show, Dazed Digital