(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.
 Conversations. “You’re not very good at this, are you?” Kim looks up from stacking the dishwasher to see Jay considering her from where he is sitting at the kitchen table, glass of wine at his side, rolling another cigarette. He has a long, thin body, long, thin hands, deep, calm, hooded eyes; all of […]Read More Home Work
I recently wrote a guest piece for the Talks By…. Megan blog, all about ADHD in women and girls. Read it here, and make sure you follow Megan’s blog too! She is really great to work with and inspirational. I’m Kerry and I have a lifelong history of mental ill health diagnoses. I advocate for […]Read More Talks by Kerry: ADHD in Girls and Women
(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
Written for Bristol Autism Support and published on their website here. Anxiety affects most of us at various points in our lives, but it can become a big issue for autistic individuals, including children and young people. But what exactly is anxiety? How does it manifest and impact on our children’s lives and behaviour? How […]Read More How to help your autistic child with anxiety
I have a confession. I hate Christmas so much this year that I involuntarily flipped the birdy and muttered “fuck you” at the fairy lights after I hung them up in the porch last night. Thank god the kids were in the living room watching Youtube. To be honest I could never have won the […]Read More What happens when you are a single parent and you aren’t feeling Christmas? (Asking for a friend)
Oops, sorry [face palm]. I started this post in May 2016, and time, circumstance, an attention-deficit brain, the sheer monotony and hard work of dealing with all of the minutiae and massiveness of caring and advocating, depression, subsequent recovery and ACTUAL HAPPINESS stopped me writing. I don’t know why I stopped, to start again feels […]Read More The broken heart (and time)