Next Weeks Theme: A Postcard/Letter To Your Former Self

Next week brings you an exciting project. I have gathered a range of different people to write a letter to their former self. In doing so I hope that people have a chance to reflect on the changes they have seen with themselves. An exercise of this nature allows you to look at your development…… Continue reading Next Weeks Theme: A Postcard/Letter To Your Former Self

HoldingSpaceFor: Jonathan Terranova

“Death certainly does make you write” Jonathan Terranova is one of my great friends from Maidstone. He works in care alongside founding Factotum Promotions, organising gigs, poetry events and using poetry to share a snippet of his story. He has helped the music and poetry scene in Maidstone grow over the past 5 years that…… Continue reading HoldingSpaceFor: Jonathan Terranova

Homesick: Handling The Feeling Of Being Lost

It’s around 11pm and I can’t sleep. I have this restless energy in my body that I can’t shake. I think about where to turn, what to do. No option seems like a good option. So I walk.  It’s late, my mum would be so angry if she knew I was out this late by…… Continue reading Homesick: Handling The Feeling Of Being Lost

Grenfell Tower: The Young People Left Behind

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS The tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire has left many young people without their families. A lot of the focus of the media was on solving the question ‘how did this happen?’. This meant that attention was paid to the pitfalls of the building regulations, which lead to the fire spreading so…… Continue reading Grenfell Tower: The Young People Left Behind

The Long Road Home- What I have Learnt About Grieving

Grieving the loss of a loved one is one of the hardest things we have to experience as humans. Whether it’s expected or unexpected, having the bond we have built with someone we love severed is unexplainable. Grief is a shape shifter, a dark presence that can overwhelm us at the strangest, most unpredictable times.…… Continue reading The Long Road Home- What I have Learnt About Grieving

Remembering Terry Shambler, A Story Of Grieving As A Teenager

Last week was the 3 year anniversary of the day Terry Shambler passed away. For those of you who did not know him, he was an incredible person. I collaborated with Dead Dinosaur Film Company to record a piece of poetry in remembrance of a great friend, who spread so much positivity and love to many…… Continue reading Remembering Terry Shambler, A Story Of Grieving As A Teenager

Songs My Enemy Taught Me

I met Joelle Taylor at a poetry workshop one morning in Canterbury, in a chaotic mind state, wondering whether I should just go home. I’m glad I didn’t because she taught me lessons I didn’t know I needed. Though I may not have been ready to take them on, they stayed with me. We connected…… Continue reading Songs My Enemy Taught Me