Nadira grew up in Iowa in the United States and rural North Yorkshire (though sadly did not pick up the accent of the latter home). They studied literature at Oxford University before attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where they started writing poetry and illuminating it, medieval-style.
After sampling a fair few spiritualities, Nadira was baptised into the Church of England a couple months prior to finishing their PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London and started as Verger at St Bride’s in September 2022.
Nadira adores bees, winter wild swimming (usually for no more than ten minutes!) and rare, odd words.