I was introduced to this book at an online event hosted by Bryony Gordon to explore how we talk about alcohol and relationships in literature. Lisa was on the panel, along with Shuggie Bain author Douglas Stuart (that one’s on my Christmas list) and I was really taken by the words from all three authors… … Continue reading Book review: Bright Burning Things by Lisa Harding
I’ve been working on this piece for a good few months now....and I am so grateful for everyone’s contribution. It takes a lot to talk about having your children removed, and that’s not purely because of how traumatic it is - there‘s also so much stigma surrounding it. We often think that a mother must … Continue reading We shouldn’t stigmatise mothers who have had their children removed
TW: suicide. A film about grief performed by Chris Connel
I usually reserve my political anger for Twitter. But this isn't political any more. Or at least it shouldn't be. It's much bigger than that. And I believe that every single family has many stories that will blow Cummings' lame and privileged excuses out the water. I am writing about just one family. My family. … Continue reading EVERY family’s experience of lockdown will expose the privilege in Cummings’ weak excuses
The boy is flying free tomorrow. 18 years old and ready to soak up some Japanese culture before camping with the grizzly bears in the national parks of America. Without us. As an independent adult. When the fuck did this happen?! Selfish emotions ran through our veins when he announced he wasn't heading to university … Continue reading And he’s off!