DYCP – Blog 2: The very beginnings of planning a novel…

At the end of January, my activity time began.Part of the DYCP application involved setting out an ‘Activity Plan’ table, which planned out the whole period of funding (which for me, is 6 months). In this table, I listed the main stages and tasks with start & end dates and some ‘key milestones’ highlighted. Although… Continue reading DYCP – Blog 2: The very beginnings of planning a novel…

DYCP – Blog 1

I was over the moon to end 2020 on a huge high, thanks to Arts Council England accepting my Developing Your Creative Practice fund application! Screenshot from the Arts Council website I wouldn’t have even considered applying, had it not been for the lovely folks at Quiet Down There encouraging me. I’d just come to… Continue reading DYCP – Blog 1

Psychology Now 3: Why Don’t We Play More?

After getting stuck into the Psychology of Racism article, Sarah from Future Bookazines got back in touch and asked if I'd be interested in writing another article - this time, about adult play. I didn't take much persuading! As anyone that knows me is aware, I'm pretty silly and a big kid in many ways.… Continue reading Psychology Now 3: Why Don’t We Play More?

Psychology Now 3: The Psychology of Racism

At the end of last year, I got involved with a Psychology Now bookazine being produced by Future Bookazines (who I'd worked with previously on Black Icons) and edited by Sarah Bankes. Future make regular bookazines on all sorts of subjects, including history, science, lifestyle and travel. This is the third volume of Psychology Now, and I… Continue reading Psychology Now 3: The Psychology of Racism

Radio features, 2020

Continuing along the end of year round-up vibes of my last few blog posts, I realised I'd not linked to the radio shows I've featured on throughout the year... In the summer, I met Helen Brown, aka Dog In The Snow. We connected online, after realising we'd experienced racist behaviour and micro-aggressions from the same… Continue reading Radio features, 2020

Black Icons

Earlier in the year, I got involved with a Black Icons project with Future Bookazines.Future make regular bookazines on all sorts of subjects, including history, science, lifestyle and travel. I'm looking forward to working with them again in the future :) For Black Icons, it was a joy to write about Nelson Mandela and Jean-Michel… Continue reading Black Icons

‘Hope & Laundry’ – a poetic zine

Hope & Laundry is a zine about searching for change in the laundrettes of Brighton & Hove. It’s about following fear to find hope. Born out of connections made with dozens of customers and laundrette workers, Hope & Laundry is inspired by different conversations and encounters around, and about, the city’s laundrettes.