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, [...]

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 [...]

Suppose

Suppose There’s a way To find meaning Even as the world ends Suppose We let the sun warm Our tired faces Even as our carefully constructed world Falls apart around us Look up The sky is clear No longer scarred by our comings and goings Suppose We can find a new way of living Despite [...]

Wild & Improbable Tales – Map of Days

She looked at me with earnest, curious eyes. "Where did you get them, Grandmother?" "Oh, they came from all over. From different times and places, different moments and feelings. I carved them from tears and laughter, joy and worry, time and remembering. Each is as precious to me as the last because they show I [...]