Dianne Regisford was born in Oxford, in the United Kingdom. She is a visual and performance artist who creates spaces for multi-sensory engagement, storytelling and encounter. Regisford is a PhD researcher at the Social Sculpture Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University; her doctoral research explores the potential of the African philosophy of ubuntu in the socio-cultural dimension of migration and social cohesion in sustainable urban development. She is also a practicing energy healer in the KaHuna Lomi Lomi tradition. In 2016, she established the Soulfyah Sanctuary, founded on principles of African feminist perspectives of gender, sexuality and sensuality.