App review: Hey! VINA

Hey! Vina app

It’s been ages since I last wrote a review, but Hey! VINA is an app I’ve actually used, and appreciated, a lot in the last few months. This week the developers celebrated their 6-month app store anniversary – although it took a couple of months after its initial launch before it came to London – so […]

Review: Fake It ’til You Make It

Last month I interviewed performance artist Bryony Kimmings for The Debrief, about what to do when your boyfriend has depression. She and her own (non-performer) boyfriend, Tim Grayburn, have spent the last eight months touring a collaborative show based on just that: their experiences, as a couple, of Tim’s depression. Following huge acclaim in Australia, last week […]

Review: ‘Walking on Custard & The Meaning of Life’ by Neil Hughes

I’m fascinated by psychology, mental health and self-improvement, but I’ve always felt slightly ambivalent about self-help books – with my attitude generally falling somewhere between intrigued and cynical. When Neil Hughes first contacted me about his book, he managed to appeal to the former and, as I read [amazon_link asins=’0993166806′ template=’SGProductLink’ store=’saragrah0e-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’0c46aeeb-0a80-11e7-b849-4b7fbb5fb3d3′], I realised his writing is informed by […]

Interview: Rachel Parris

Originally published at What The Frock! comedy. Rachel Parris occupies a unique position in the comedy world: straddling the sparsely populated border between musical comedy and Jane Austen improvisation. An actor, comedian, musician and improviser, Rachel has an intriguingly diverse repertoire with a CV that includes co-presenting Sky Atlantic’s Game of Thrones fan show Thronecast, […]

Review: Close To You

Originally published at Feminist Times. “People don’t really choose one day to wake up and get an ‘eating disorder’ the way you would a new pair of jeans or shoes. It is something that becomes your only friend, consuming you and filling all the empty spaces inside you – the places that are hungry for […]