Doughnuts Help

Today I woke up tired, Asthma was pretty bad yesterday as I had to run up the drive to get donuts in the pouring rain. were the doughnuts worth it? Yes. Yes they were. Facebook kept advertising Project Doughnut at me until I could no longer resist, If you can believe it this is the … Continue reading Doughnuts Help

This Not A Moment It’s The Movement

This week has shown once again the need for dramatic change in the police force. I shan't speak much on the matter, There is a danger when trying to spread awareness one can inadvertently re-traumatise a community. if you want to learn more about Trauma in Black Communities please read Ashlee Marie Preston's Sorry Consuming … Continue reading This Not A Moment It’s The Movement

Conditions

Today I had to write down all of my conditions and diagnosis.  Dyslexia Anorexia Bulimia  Depression Anxiety Asthma A small list that has defined me for many years. Some are still very much present whereas others I am well into recovery. Depression hasn't caught up with me for over a year and although I still have to … Continue reading Conditions

Touch is Complicated

Dabble is still working well for me, I've transferred another scene and wrote up scene notes for character, locations and plot points. A very clean layout. Scrivener is still my favourite for developing plot and writing but Dabble works very well for revising. For the past few days I've been suffering from a nasty cold. … Continue reading Touch is Complicated

White Exceptionalism

My week of steroids is over! Jeez I hate these things. I don't know if any of you need short courses of steroids but they really mess me up. The strange fuzzy head mixed with exhaustion from my lungs overworking. Slowly 'm returning to some semblance of normality. Today I worked on White Exceptionalism from … Continue reading White Exceptionalism

Better Late Than Never?

It was shocking that this happened to begin with. It was ridicules that the BBC defended the use of the word. It took the resignation of a young black man, David Whitley (AKA DJ sideman), and thousands of complaints for the higher ups at the BBC to realise that it is not okay to use … Continue reading Better Late Than Never?

White Silence And Complicity

We're onto chapter Four of Layla F. Saads Me and White Supremacy. White Silence. My this is taking longer than I thought. I have to constantly remind myself this is not a race but an ongoing process. White Silence is the defending of the status quo. I defend my guilt and silence by assuming I … Continue reading White Silence And Complicity

Peaceful Imaginings

Mindfulness has never sat easy with me. A mix of boredom and frustration. Grounding techniques and being mindful of my environment can help with anxiety and panic attacks. However, as a long term coping strategy I shy away from it, I struggle to figure out the difference between noticing a thought and thinking about a … Continue reading Peaceful Imaginings

Celebrating The Little Victories

Today I printed off the first four revised chapters of my novel, complete with character, location and plot point notes. A very exciting day. Now onto to the next 10,000 words! It will hopefully go a lot quicker than the first lot now I'm getting into the swing of things. Half my time is spent … Continue reading Celebrating The Little Victories