Conduit

An essay on rage, creativity and healing. The tap, tap, tap of your foot under the table, your eyes flitting, your kind smile, your pauses, your quiet confidence and inability to settle, all feel like coming home when we first meet. Your child is also strong just like mine, your family difficult, your knotty past […]

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Penny’s story:

‘I will really miss seeing their shoes’ I have been a Senior Lecturer since 199* and worked across a number of specialist Art Schools and Universities. I have been in my current position as Senior Lecturer at ** since 20**, and I have been part of the Department Exec for ***. The recent pandemic has […]

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ANNA’S STORY (PART 2):

‘I MAY NOT BE FINE BY THE END OF IT, BUT I WILL AT LEAST BE REAL’ Anna Halsall lives in inner London, with her partner, who is a GP, their 1 year old and her 9 year old from her previous relationship. As lock-down started she was just returning to work from maternity leave. […]

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19 Stories: Jamie’s story

Jamie Richardson shared his story with 19 Stories yesterday. A day in lock-down for a psychiatrist grappling with PPE for the first time. You can read it here. Jamie is a fellow blogger, and has dedicated his blog Self-indulgent Twaddle to chronicalling his experience of lock-down. The whole point of 19 Stories is to provide […]

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A Love Letter to Bristol

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 […]

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