As well as our shared fury and pain, the black community is also full of so much love and power right now. The incredible resilience of my ancestors and my people fuels me with confidence to share things I've written in the past, that I haven't had the courage to share before...
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
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
I’m dying the most slow, boring death ever. I think I need to do something dangerous to see if there’s any fight left in me at all. I walk down the dark streets alone at night with my headphones on and I dare somebody to try and take my bag. I cross the roads without… Continue reading Favourite Questions
The sea, the sea, get to the sea. The sea will get me away from me. Don’t look anyone in the eye, they’ll know, they’ll know. Don’t open your mouth, you might scream forever and never stop. Just go to the sea. My head was spinning like the children had been. ‘I just spun around… Continue reading “What does Anxiety feel like?”