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Making Trouble — 13 Sep 2013

make: "to form (something) by putting parts together or combining substances; to alter something so that it forms something else; to compose or draw up something written or abstract: to carry out, perform, or produce".   troublemaker: "a person who habitually causes difficulty or problems, especially by inciting others to defy those in authority". So Making Trouble, my two-year project (part of The Substation's Associate Artist Research Programme) is starting with the first series of eight interviews happening … …

Women, Words & Radical Hospitality — 11 Aug 2013

(All images were taken by me, at Hedgebrook) When I got accepted to Hedgebrook -a retreat for women writers- back in 2011,  I was sent a series of forms to fill in. One particular section struck me: Applicants were supposed to tick a set of boxes pertaining to their dietary requirements, and in addition, provide a list of their comfort foods. It occurred to me that the organisation placed great importance on creating a space in which all … …

Out of the Closet and Into Sight. — 1 Aug 2013

  "What you risk reveals what you value.” Jeanette Winterson, The Passion   “Coming out” is a very interesting concept, often imagined to be a straightforward process boasting one of two outcomes: 1) You come out and the person you’ve come out to accepts you and loves you for who you are or 2) You come out and the person you come out to rejects you and your life is left forever in an irreparable state of … …