On (Finally) Opening the Door to Anti-Racism

Buckle up, folks - this is going to be a long, uncomfortable one. George Floyd.Breonna Taylor.Ahmaud Arbery.Sean Reed.Tony McDade. These are just a few Black Americans who have been murdered in recent weeks and months at the hands of those empowered by systemic racism in America. This is just the tip of the iceberg of oppression, [...]

Absolute Truths

Punctuation is the breath of writing,I used to tell them.It signals the pause and inhale between your words,The lilt of the silent voice that will ring with your stories through their heads.Again and again I would try to explainThis here, not there -Without that, when would you come up for air?You’ll lose all meaningIt won’t [...]

Book Review: Game Weavers by Rebecca Zahabi

Huge thanks to Zuntold Publishing for sending me an ARC of Rebecca Zahabi's Game Weavers for review. From the blurb: Seo is Twine’s youth champion. We are in a darker Britain and the national sport is not football but Twine, a game where weavers craft creatures from their finger tips to wage battle against others [...]

Book Review: Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez

Read. This. Book. Invisible Women should be compulsory reading for everyone. Regardless of profession, walk of life, man, woman, child - everyone should read it. I am not normally a big fan of non-fiction as I often find it difficult to get into but this book is SO interesting...and SO enraging. I would have considered [...]

Book Review: She Is Fierce compiled by Ana Sampson

For some people, just hearing the word ‘poetry’ is enough to make them cringe or groan or roll their eyes, perhaps recalling endless GCSE English lessons slaving over poems that seemed to be about something simple – say, a pair of brown curtains – but that your teacher insisted was actually about the poet’s regret [...]