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
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
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
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?
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
I wish my body wasn't at the whim of various ailments. Days after recovering from a hellish migraine asthma kicked in yet again. Another course of steroids started yesterday. I despise the combo of low oxygen levels and steroid induced manic moods. Plus the debilitating pain in my rib cage caused by the strain of … Continue reading Damn It Asthma, Could You Not?
Writing has not come easily, in truth today is the first time I've sat down to write since my last post. A lot has happened in the few days. I've taken my cat to the vets as she's been unable to put any weight on her leg. Caused a an upset at a family games … Continue reading A Lot Of Thoughts
Christmas time is a beautiful and wonderful thing, from seeing family and friends to chocolate oranges and fairylights strewn across buildings. However it is also draining, physically and mentally. Money worries and family politics. That's not to mention the inevitable illness that comes from doing too much and eating out of a routine. It's a … Continue reading Is It Over Yet?
I've been feeling pretty dreadful recently. This is my escape to the mountains, day four. Hotel Armin, Selva Val Gardena,Italy 29th June 2016, 12.50pm I only left the hotel an hour ago. Yesterday was incredible, but tiring. We managed to spot some edelweiss. They are a strange flower. A group of german walkers were delighted … Continue reading Day Four: In Which I Recover From Sunburn
Hotel Armin, Selva Val Gardena 27th June 2016, 11.55pm The problem with describing mountains is, I have very little context. Mountains of this scale should be far in the distance. Looking to my left, from the hotel balcony, a huge craggy mountain stands proud. The flat top looks no higher than a sky scrapper. I'm … Continue reading Day Two in The Mountains