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Blog: The Personal is Political

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 … …

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 … …

Connection, catharsis & contagious crying. — 26 Jul 2013

At the Books Actually event last night, a friend of a student approached me, introduced herself and thanked me for writing my book. Her eyes started welling up and she started looking a bit overwhelmed, saying that she was very grateful that it had been written. And then of course, me being me, I started getting a bit overwhelmed and my eyes started welling up, and I was like "Eh cannotcannotcannot this kind of thing very contagious!" The exchange was … …