Today’s post is a deeply personal one. It has been a while since I posted about my health and where I am with it and how I manage. And, after recording a podcast a few days ago – which will air in a couple of weeks and I will, of course, share – where I […]
A Life With Holes
You may or may not have noticed that the blog has been awfully quiet for about the past week. There have been no new posts and there has been no activity on Twitter. It was as though I was sucked into a large black social media hole. It was also the same for me behind […]
#1000Speak For Compassion
At the end of January a couple of bloggers, Lizzi and Yvonne were inspired to start 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion following conversations about local and international affairs they had heard about. The campaign? To see if they could get 1000 fellow bloggers to post about compassion on the same day. It didn’t take long […]
What Is Your Experience Of Disability?
This question is the first in a list of 52 questions (Don’t worry, I may not do them all) on Rose B. Fischer’s blog. It’s part of an awareness raising campaign called Redefining Disability. I’ve mentioned my own disability a few times, I’ve seen a lot of campaigning for the raising of mental health awareness […]
Stuck Inside Screaming 'Let Me Out!'
I thought about this post all last night and was adamant I was going to write it but now it comes down to it I’m not so sure. My resolve is wavering. Do I bare my soul or do I continue to hide behind my keyboard just posting book reviews, the occasional YouTube video and […]
Can Diversity Really Exist in Publishing?
If you’re a book lover then you know that there has been another incident of mass racial abuse on Twitter. That or you’ve had your head in a box – or a book maybe! Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman gave an interview to Sky where she said that children’s books needed more diversity. It was incorrectly […]