I’m coming out as fat. Consider this my declaration. Like any form of coming out, the response may well be ‘that’s been obvious for a while. Let’s all move on’ … Continue reading
Walking with elephants
We all know about the elephant in the room. It’s that huge, looming thing no-one wants to talk about for fear of upsetting the status quo. Sometimes, there are elephants that follow you around. Your own, personal elephant that you refused to mention to yourself, because if you turn around and acknowledge it, everything has to change.
That four letter word
There’s a dirty, four letter word that we all need to stop using. It’s everywhere. It’s insidious.
Scenes and outtakes
When you watch a movie or a tv show, you see snippets. They‘re strung together in a way that shows time passing and a narrative unfolding. You don’t see all … Continue reading
I dreamt I was a writer
Last night, in my dream, I sat in front of a monitor with fingers flying over the keyboard. The characters and scenes from my novel flowed through me just as … Continue reading
You’re a monster
Someone recently told me that I’m a fraud, arrogant, full of myself, judgmental and that most people don’t like me because I’m unlikable. I tried to reject the words. I … Continue reading
Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured…Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Susan Cain I just … Continue reading
The universe is made of stories, not of atoms. Muriel Rukeyser You know how writers are… they create themselves as they create their work. Or perhaps they create their work … Continue reading
How to draw a life
The trick to drawing your way out of a paper bag is just to draw a door. Ziga Sparovec We imagine that life should be lived a certain way. There … Continue reading
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