I'm so excited to be one of six socially engaged artists working on QDT Laundrette - a project produced by Arts organisation, Quiet Down There CIC. My contribution to the project will take a writing focus and I'm really looking forward to engaging with local Brighton laundrette staff and customers and seeing what stories arise or what poetry appears...
One summer evening at the Women of Colour group I go to, I had the pleasure of meeting Amy Solis from Writing our Legacy, an organisation who support and connect BAME writers in the South East. Over winter, Writing our Legacy has been running workshops in collaboration with different writers - giving BAME people a… Continue reading Hidden Sussex
March 23rd marked 3 years ago that 23 strangers (one of them being me!) walked into 'Eden' for the first time - a 600 acre remote site on the west coast of Scotland - where we intended to live off-grid and cut off from the world for 1 year. A year later, the 10 of us… Continue reading Who are we now?
The last few months, a lot of my time has been taken up with running! I'm preparing to run a half marathon in Hampshire on June 17th and have decided to raise some funds for Samaritans whilst I'm at it. As it's Mental Health Awareness week, I’ve decided to share some of my own story… Continue reading Running for Samaritans
Two years on from the day I walked into Eden, I'm reminiscing about the house I built there... For me, a large part of the appeal of Eden was having the opportunity to build a home and live in it. This has long been a dream of mine, probably partly inspired by my parents’ story. My… Continue reading The Tree House
PREPARATION: I had an afternoon in Brighton to get last minute bits and bobs and was feeling fragile after being obligated to attend a last minute event in London the night before involving free cocktails. Several people at this event had wanted to know if I was taking any pepper spray or a rape alarm… Continue reading Journey to HitchFest 2017
In July I visited Windsor Hill Wood, a woodland shelter in Somerset. It was somewhere I'd been meaning to visit for sometime, since coming across Tobias Jones' plans to open WHW when researching for Is this the Future? way back in 2011. It was a good time for me to visit for several reasons, once of… Continue reading How nature improves our mental health
Spanish hotels seem to be great for late check-out times, this one in Murcia let us stay until midday. We took full advantage of this with a lie-in, a leisurely breakfast, showers and getting all the online stuff done we needed to (checking in for flight, uploading photos to our instagram etc.) whilst we had… Continue reading Day 16 – The Last Day