Step into my world, where the journey of the 'Gypsetter' Elle began amidst the wild allure of Rhodesia. But as fate would have it, war disrupted our lives, and we migrated south to Durban, South Africa when I was just a young child. It became my cherished home for the next 18 years.
At the tender age of sixteen, I endured the heart-wrenching loss of my Mother to meningitis and my godmother to suicide. Carrying the weight of grief, I sought refuge in substances that promised solace, but little did I know the journey it would take me on.
London's dazzling lights beckoned after graduation, and I embraced the PR world with a leap of faith. Fate smiled upon me, landing my first job at the esteemed 'Starfish Communications' on Oxford Street. Little did I know that it would lead me to unforgettable projects like the iconic Brit Awards of 1999, setting the stage for a decade filled with glitz and glamour.
Life's twists guided me through top PR and Advertising agencies like Edelman and Ogilvy & Mather, where I orchestrated high-profile music festivals, gigs, and glamorous events across London and Ireland. Among my clients and celebrity friends, I was renowned as the go-to 'Party Girl.'
But life's grand surprises awaited. An unforgettable birthday trip to Ibiza marked a turning point. Amidst the music and the sea, a profound change stirred within me, calling me to a new path of transformation. I heeded the call, shifting gears to become a Yachtie, combining my passion for travel with a newfound love for luxury at sea.
Serving the elite, from rock stars to A-list film stars, I reveled in the boundaryless lifestyle of the Superyacht industry. Yet, a deeper calling emerged – one of wellness and spirituality. Regular visits to yoga retreats and a shift towards mindfulness, meditation, and forgiveness set my soul ablaze.
The journey took me to India, immersing myself in an Ashram in Rishikesh, seeking wisdom and understanding of yoga's philosophy. Leaving with a 500hrs Yoga Teacher certification, a newfound passion ignited within me. Eager to share my experiences with the world, I continued my travels from India to the Philippines, Australia, and Mallorca.
Through life-changing experiences and heart-wrenching loss, I discovered the power of art as a potent form of healing and self-expression. I poured my grief onto canvas, transforming pain into purpose, finding solace in strokes of my brush, and learning to navigate the depths of sorrow.
Venturing to Bali, the Island of the Gods, I sought to recalibrate and heal further.
More loss followed, and I faced my pain head-on. Creative endeavors became my anchors, guiding me through the storms and revealing a newfound sense of purpose on my transformative journey. Today, I stand as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, using my experiences to inspire others and shine a light of hope amidst darkness.
But it wasn't without challenges. Heartache and losses shaped me and led me to discover my true self. With an ardent passion for plant medicine, mantras, breathwork, sound healing, and the beauty of diverse cultures, my journey has only just begun.
And here I am, four years after leaving Bali, finally writing my story. Through tears and triumphs, I unveil Ellechemy: The Roadmap To Resilience, empowering you to embrace your true self and discover boundless potential within. I turned my mess into a message, offering support to those navigating the path of death, suicide, and rebuilding their lives.
In the absence of guidance, I found my way, and now I hope to be the support and GPS for someone out there in need, for I promise you, it does get better.