Tag Archives: emotions

November 09

Writing is rupture

I write a lot. For myself mostly. Private blog posts, journal, stories, lists, letters. Anything and everything. It is how I think and grapple with contested ideas. When I was at primary school we had the honour of having Toxteth poet Levi Tafari come and read to us. He told us we could be writers […]

April 08

The Trauma of Research

Research can be traumatic. It can reach inside of us and expose our own fears, insecurities, experiences and weaknesses. It can bruise and scratch and leak down to our deepest layers. It can expose what we are frightened of, the real life monster under the bed, and it can expose ourselves. We face an authentic […]

August 20

Designing the Doll: bikini, figure and body-building

The real living dolls. Not so long ago, female bodybuilding and competing was the preserve of a minority. Then the Bikini category was added, and aided by the explosion of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, blogs.. previous elitist language such as ‘eating clean’, ‘carb depletion’ have become social media favourites. It seems every other bikini-clad twenty-something […]