An introduction to my fictional mental health story, The 27 Club
A review of Mark Lanegan's powerful memoir, Sing Backwards and Weep
My one and only piece for NME (does this make me cool or someone rapidly approaching 40 yet desperately hanging on to their youth, increasingly jealous of their 19 year old step son who takes better selfies and has a much wider taste in music). Anyway, I like NME, I loved Hole and Nirvana and … Continue reading Have we finally got to grips with the truth behind tortured rock stars?
Hello lovely people! So I'm massively excited today to share my new book cover and links to pre order A series of unfortunate stereotypes - Naming and Shaming Mental Health Stigmas. Of course I don't name and shame people (just Piers Morgan and Katie Hopkins - but they don't count) but I do discuss the … Continue reading A series of unfortunate stereotypes – the book!
The piece I wrote for last weekend's record store day....as seen on Standard Issue: It’s 1996, I have literally 97p to live on ’til Tuesday and I really want to go to Shaft at the Welly Club tonight. What’s a girl to do? Easy. Cram a load of vinyl in a record bag and head … Continue reading Adventures in vinyl
Transient but deep. Fleeting but real. Common but unique. The precarious and vulnerable teenage mind. Sometimes, teenage angst lived side by side with mental illness. Sometimes it simply intruded on otherwise happy and carefree times. It made everything feel 10x harder. Hands up who would go through their teen years again? No-one? Me neither. But … Continue reading 10 songs that capture every shade of 90s teenage angst