This piece was written for and published in The Everyday Magazine in April 2020, during that brief window at the start of the global pandemic when some of us thought maybe, just maybe, Covid 19, as well as disaster, could bring about major positive world change. A return of community cohesion; using technology to aid, […]Read More Does The Pandemic Mean the Death of Individualism?: Community in A Crisis
(Being grateful in 2020) Published for The Everyday Magazine in December 2020. Maybe I am a masochist, because the invitation to write a piece about what I am grateful for, in this year of all years, was too good an opportunity to pass up. You don’t need me to tell you that 2020 has been […]Read More Fail we may, sail we must.
There is one day of the year that is meant to fit the marmite cliché perfectly; Valentine’s Day. We are apparently meant to be either firmly in the love-it camp or the hate-it camp. Very few are meant to be indifferent to it. For most of my adult life I have been mostly indifferent to […]Read More Saving St Valentine
Originally published in The Everyday Magazine. If you are in the UK you can’t have missed the media uproar over the free school meals packages given out to parents homeschooling their children this week. I am one of these parents and I have a few things to say. Not just about the (sadly expected) mishandling […]Read More Food parcels first – Why the way the government treats its poor is bad news for everyone
(The frequent misdiagnosis of womxn) Imagine it is 1993. You are 16. You are obsessed with The Face magazine and rave music and you are really good at being an art student, but not much else, it would seem. You have been told all of your life you are crazily clever and you are destined […]Read More I don’t have depression: I have Attention Deficit Disorder
I am a middle-aged, middle-class, liberal white woman who has called Bristol home for the last 26 years. I read The Guardian, I love a nice bit of overpriced sourdough with my morning coffee; I am mired in white privilege and I am well aware of this. After the toppling of the Edward Colston statue […]Read More A Love Letter to Bristol