me, writing

a short story

In April of this year, I was offered a place in Cardiff University's School of English, Communication and Philosophy, to undertake a PhD in Creative Writing, starting October 2017. I was proud and excited. I loved my time as a student at Cardiff and I would so love to return. Unfortunately the only source of… Continue reading a short story

LGBTQI+, podcasts, writing

Pods n sods

Another of my very clever friends recommended I publish this list as a blog and I thought it would be an excellent opportunity, for once, to write about something other than myself. My friend Lucy asked me to recommend some podcasts, so this* is what I told her. Find them wherever you find your podcasts.… Continue reading Pods n sods

LGBTQI+, writing

Love is…

This week I've been in a horrible funk. Nothing is clicking, my confidence is at a low; I've been exhausted, clumsy, battling the same horrifically boring demons I've faced since I was a kid. I'm coming to realise why 'self-care' is so important - and that's because no matter how much I love my people,… Continue reading Love is…

me, writing

For the love of love

Last night I had an emotional first-time experience with Tim Minchin. It was a one-off show, tiny, intimate venue absolutely stuffed with industry and me, siting at the back of the stalls. Tim specifically asked us not to review the show, that's not what this is, but I was struck by the intensity of the… Continue reading For the love of love

me, writing

Say my name

A clever person recently told me "we don't have to conform to be successful". I'm not a conformist, but I'm only now learning not to compare myself (negatively) against others, who are achieving their goals and ambitions - when those goals and ambitions are not mine. I've felt like a failure and a loser for… Continue reading Say my name