He Said She Said
By: Heidi O’Connell
About the Book
He Said She Said was triggered by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Author Heidi-Lee Stockenstrom loves quotes and wanted to express the differences between the sexes using quotes from famous men and women. She also loves painting and decided that painting of naked men and women with symbols connected to the quotes would help illustrate the meaning of the quotes. The objective of He Said She Said was to make people smile during this time of change.
Heidi-Lee herself was a romantic, a single mother and vulnerable. She was lured into an abusive marriage to a man twenty-one years her senior. After five years of emotional abuse he deserted her leaving her stranded in the UK. She needed to regain her sanity and find something positive to focus on.
With the increased awareness of the aforementioned movements, there are a lot of women who have come forward with their suffering as a result of sexual and emotional abuse. She felt motivated to design and create something positive to uplift the many, many people who suffer with and from these issues every day. This book is for them.
About the Author
Heidi-Lee Stockenstrom was born in Rhodesia, now known as Zimbabwe, and grew up in South Africa. She considers herself a free spirited and creative person who loves nature, reading and art.
After school she studied graphic design, majoring in illustration. She led a diverse career life starting in marketing in investment banking and later traveled to Tanzania to do marketing for a Safari Lodge. She returned to South Africa and started a self-owned business “Manmade Artworks” a concept linking ceramics, craft and product development.
Heidi-Lee chose to base herself at a five star Safari Lodge, Londolozi in a game reserve. There she ran her Craft Centre designing & producing guest communication as well as working with local, rural crafters to help them develop and sell their work. This brought her much reward and joy.
She has embraced her love of art & craft and currently sells what she calls “Pebble People”, created from pebbles gathered on the beaches where she lives on the South East coast of England.