Poems and drabbles based off prompts

Of all the people to dedicate poetry to, Surely, surely it should be you. You lit that spark You kindled this flame That now burns and brands you I perceive you a cage I push you away And yet I know- This is just the mother’s way. I long to be close to you But…

Life Updates to Follow

Hi everyone, So uni has been a little mental and completely whirlwind. In a further post at a later date (when I’m in a more creative mood perhaps) I will let you in on all the exciting escapades of my life, including: friends (or lack thereof) the micro-aggressions of my flat the rigours of a…

AUTISM PSA

PSA!!!I am doing a little zine (imagine a mini magazine made of collage) about autism! I’m an ally so I don’t want it to be all my spiel, I want to hear from you guys. How would you (briefly) describe being autistic? What’s something you want NT’s to know? What stereotypes really hack you off?…

RAW Emerging Arts Platform- Review

Hi everyone! My life has been crazy busy recently, full of incredible and positive experiences (a bit of light relief after the stressful year I’ve had!) so I haven’t had much time for blogging. I have got into the University of Exeter! I will probably make a whole different blog post about my experience of…

Happy Birthday!

Is it my birthday? Nope. But today marks the one-year anniversary of the creation of this blog (according to American time zones, anyway). On the first of August last year, I decided to make a blog and begin the blogging101 course, where I made loads of great friends who are still loyal supporters of this…

Unstoppable.

Inspired by the daily prompt ‘unstoppable’: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/unstoppable/ Image credit: STOCK PHOTO OF BROKEN POCKET WATCHES – IS099I55I (image source.com) I’d like to be able to say that when I hear the word ‘unstoppable’, it brings to mind something empowering, or uplifting, like the power of love, or the strength of oppressed people facing adversity. And as much…

Dear Autism

I was reading a piece on ‘The Mighty’ the other day about meltdowns (link here). At the end of this piece, they posted this message: “The Mighty is asking its readers the following: If you could write a letter to the disability or disease you (or a loved one) face, what would you say to…

Crying at the wawa- on pain, courage and survival

So. Life update. Of sorts. I don’t really want to air all my difficulties on such a public platform, but I think most of you can judge by the title of this blog, I haven’t been great. I’ve had a lot of exam stress, but that has largely been eclipsed by personal problems. I was…

#RedInstead: Why I’m saying no to Autism Speaks

Okay, so I promise I will give you all a life update soon. I have plenty of ideas and not a lot of time but I’m planning to spend time writing a load of posts in advance. Don’t hold me to that, though. You know what I’m like in terms of posting! First things first,…

An Anthology of Sorts

Here are all the ramblings, snippets, and stream-of-conscious poems I’ve written over the last four months. A lot of it is really more spoken-word than anything else, which maybe excuses the rhythm? Some of these are no more than a sentence, they really are scratchings of poems, in the development stage. These are all very,…