Reaching out to family and friends has been a massive boost for my mental health, I saw my little sister for the first time since lockdown, at a Social distance of course. It was exceptionally hard not to hug her. I left the stress of getting tea and cake to my husband. An incredible amount … Continue reading Reconnecting
Today I learned to slow down and ask permission. I have not gone back to normal. I am educating myself everyday on issues surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement researching more black businesses to buy from and donating to causes when I can. My online profile doesn't necessarily reflect this. There have been so many … Continue reading Asking Permission
I've followed a couple of courses from Reedsy in the past the first being How to Craft a Killer Short Story by Laura Mae Isaacman, it was very useful in exploring new ways to craft short stories. I've also signed up for Build a Rock Solid Writing Routine, though have been terribly neglectful in reading … Continue reading Making Time To Write
It's just a quick one today, I'm exhausted. Since the death of George Floyd and the calls for action I have thrown myself into the Black Lives Matter movement. I really don't want this to come across as feeling sorry for myself or patting myself on the back. Any depression anxiety or frustration I am … Continue reading Pause
I was hesitant to write this post being painfully conscious of the fact that this movement is not about me. However, seeing as I have stayed silent in the past for my own comfort I will speak out now. Any examples or lessons I share are not meant as a teaching tool, I only want … Continue reading Me and White Supremecy
A time comes when silence is betrayalMartin Luthur King, Jr. Beyond Vietnam - A Time to Break Silence I made a mistake in muting my voice. It was my intention to amplify black voices, however staying silent is not enough. It is my responsibility to learn, listen and speak out. We messed up with #Blackouttuesday. … Continue reading Amplify Melanated Voices
I'll be silent on social media for a week in order to amplify melanated voices. Please support where you can. Resources are available through blacklivesmatters.carrd.co. Many do not require any monetary donation.