Sometimes words fail me. It’s a difficult thing to admit as a writer, but it’s true. So, for the last few months I’ve been working on a secret visual project with photographer and artist Diogo Duarte. I thought maybe I’d pitch and write an article about it, but I can’t – at least not yet. […]
Creativity is sacred, and it is not sacred. What we make matters enormously, and it doesn’t matter at all. We toil alone, and we are accompanied by spirits. We are terrified, and we are brave. Art is a crushing chore and a wonderful privilege. Only when we are at our most playful can divinity finally […]
Despite taking a lot of time off to recover, work-wise it’s still been a surprisingly busy month. Quite by accident, a lot of my recent writing seems to have focused on stress – an unexpectedly therapeutic subject to write about when your own life feels pretty stressful. Here’s a quick round-up… My latest blog post […]
Originally published at Feminist Times. During my recent trip to Newcastle for the North East Feminist Gathering, I also visited the Inspirational Women of North-East England exhibition at the Hatton Gallery. Managed by Roweena Russell, the photography exhibition launched on 3 October and is a stunning example of how extraordinary women can, and should, be celebrated […]
Selected highlights from an incredible year.
Well, 2011 has been an astonishing year. The Guardian’s 2011 Year in Review and The Student Journals’ Best Pictures and Most Iconic Moments of 2011 are both well worth checking out for a visual reminder of this year’s many highs and lows. It’s been a pretty spectacular year for me personally, too. I’ve seen Paris, Prague, Tours, Rouen, […]