Pilled Up

Trigger warning - the anti-psychiatry movement are at risk of foaming with fury at this one... Sorry if the headline feels like click bait. Because no, this 40 year old is not pilled up in that sense. I spent my Saturday night reading my new Christmas magazine and wearing my new pink slipper boots (with … Continue reading Pilled Up

School’s out – how we spent a 1980s summer holiday

The halcyon days. We were so much healthier in the 80s weren't we? All that time outdoors, making dens in the woods, playing bulldog on hard concrete playgrounds, eating Findus crispy pancakes and learning how to smoke with candy sticks... But regardless of the e-numbers and carcinogenic habits that were formed in our formative years, … Continue reading School’s out – how we spent a 1980s summer holiday

It took having a breakdown on stage to take my mental health seriously

There's this idea that acting, performing, being creative, etc, is a cushy way to carve out a career. We've heard people complain on social media when a show or a gig is cancelled because of the performer's illness or exhaustion. Surely they can just get on with it for one night? But the pressure on … Continue reading It took having a breakdown on stage to take my mental health seriously