So I never got around to publishing my thoughts on what I saw on my last day of Edinburgh, but as it was very focused on the shows I saw as part of Paines Plough’s excellent 2018 tour I wanted to add it to the retrospective of working with such a great company. Paines Plough […]Read More Roundabout 2018
I was lucky enough to get to Edinburgh 2018 for three days, with a flight out at 7am and one back at (what was supposed to be) 9pm. In that limited time I decided to see as many shows as I possibly could. Unfortunately I missed a few that I really wanted to see due […]Read More Edinburgh Into the Unknown: Day Two
I was lucky enough to get to Edinburgh 2018 for three days, with a flight out at 7am and one back at (what was supposed to be) 9pm. In that limited time I decided to see as many shows as I possibly could. Unfortunately I missed a few that I really wanted to see due […]Read More Edinburgh Into the Unknown: Day One
In a world that tells us to look out for ourselves, it can be the ultimate act of rebellion to care about things beyond your own scope. Many people can look to what is ailing the world and feel empathy, feel pained. Some people will even do something about it, though for many it’s as […]Read More The radical act of caring
Over the past few weeks as I’ve started my new job, I’ve been talking to people about the realities of managing risk when you’re busy micro-managing everything else in your existence. When you have a hidden disability or invisible illness, it can feel like you’re constantly working on the balance between being functional enough to […]Read More Taking risks with invisible illnesses
How do we safely create work about our demons without feeding them?Read More The Hornet’s Nest
I’ve been talking a lot about how I’m largely anxiety free now, for the first time in my life as I remember it. It has been incredibly freeing, but I’ve also realised I have given no context to what I mean by that. What am I free from? What remains? Is there anything that I […]Read More Life after anxiety: 10 observations from the other side
(This post was first published on Medium on 24/01/2017) I’ve had a chronic illness for a few years now. I’ve read dozens of articles about life with the debilitating effects of chronic illness and hidden disability. When you’re bed bound for long periods of time, sometimes all you can do is try and reach out […]Read More 10 honest thoughts about chronic illness and going it alone.