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Coronavirus Chronicles #3 Occupy

I'll be sharing my thoughts, ideas, questions that have arisen whilst enduring the UK Coronavirus lockdown. They may take any shape; poems, short stories, rants etc. all first drafts (or close enough), in attempt to overcome a fear of sharing... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus Chronicles #2 Don’t Panic, Just Buy… Everything

I'll be sharing my thoughts, ideas, questions that have arisen whilst enduring the UK Coronavirus lockdown. They may take any shape; poems, short stories, rants etc. all first drafts (or close enough), in attempt to overcome a fear of sharing... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus Chronicles #1

I'll be sharing my thoughts, ideas, questions that have arose whilst enduring the UK Coronavirus lockdown. They may take any shape; poems, short stories, rants etc all first drafts (or close enough), in attempt to overcome a fear of sharing... Continue Reading →

I’m Funded and Very Grateful…Thank you

A huge thank you to everyone who donated and sent messages of support. I was really overwhelmed with your kindness, with your help I managed to reach my goal within 2 weeks!!! Each time someone donated, I was notified and... Continue Reading →

Trying Not to Fan-Girl at the Windrush 70 Poetic Tribute…

Its not often that I have to prevent myself from being a fan-girl…but this was one of those occasions! Kei Miller is one of my most cherished authors and I had the opportunity to be a support act at his... Continue Reading →

Bullying the Left Lion…

Check out the July edition of Left lion to read my interview with Ally Stoneman. My poem, 'Bully' from the When We Speak anthology was featured alongside a bespoke animation by Alex Vine. You can read the full article here... Continue Reading →

When We Speak Poetry Anthology

When We Speak  ‘Is a debut collection by nine poets from the Black Writers Network. It is a showcase of talent connected to Nottingham. It challenges how Blackness is seen or is expected to be seen.’ I was so honoured... Continue Reading →

GoFundMe…Please?

What would I like? I would like to attend the Arvon writing retreat entitled ‘Write A One Person Show’ at The Hurst, in Shropshire, to help refine and flesh out my ideas and to write a first draft of a... Continue Reading →

Slut-Shamed Silent (pt1 of 2)

Slut-shame verb (Slang) to publicly criticise women and girls, who are perceived to violate status quo expectations of behaviour and appearance regarding issues related to sexuality. I was slut-shamed 9 years ago, by man I’d been in a relationship with for around... Continue Reading →

Overcoming Rejection In 8 Steps…

“...the judges noted that almost everyone who applied was an extremely experienced poet with significant potential. Sadly, however, there are a limited number of places...” Artists get rejected. It’s hard but it’s true. Sometimes you will be consecutively rejected for... Continue Reading →

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