Who Do You Speak For!!!

  Who do you speak for The homeless? It's just a situation lots of groups find themselves in. Women? What I speak for half of humanity?!! I don't think so!   Who do I speak for The traumatised The mentally ill The vulnerable   Your not traumatised! You don't act like a victim Your not … Continue reading Who Do You Speak For!!!

To The Family Aid

A garden of peace We're there tears in your eyes when you wrote it Detialed the neglect upon the page Unkempt, underweight, unwell Two lines, too many words Did the tears come when you were at home? There were tears in my eyes when I read it As the years fell away Swimming trips, hot … Continue reading To The Family Aid

Fear

Peering out from hiding place You watch me Blank eyes everywhere You watch me From behind screens Fear etched into your brow You watch me I watch you From the sidelines I watch you Eyes peering out from under brim of safety I watch you We watch ourselves Distrust fear shame Fill the void Eyes … Continue reading Fear

Victim, Cause or Bullied Survivor?

Its been a weird week but then weird weeks seem to of become the norm for me. However this blog has been inspired by falling into the strange Twitter world of oppressed men. Believe me it's a strange place that full of men who are extremely hard done by because nobody recognises how hard life … Continue reading Victim, Cause or Bullied Survivor?

We are the Citizens

We write our history with our stories Inspired by Emile Zola's Germinal (extract) I'm at the Edinburgh Book Festival (find out more here https://edbookfest.co.uk ). The amazing street artist Rob Stoakes has been teaching us his trade Rob's card Usually this part of the city is off limits to all but the posh fat cats … Continue reading We are the Citizens

Ain’t I a Woman!

Homeless Femininity homeless can be male or sexless

This is my post in acceptance of the #FeministBookChallenge to write a blog post with this phrase in its title. So @BraveandReckless and also due to another offical letter addressed to me starting "Dear Sir" I'm shouting it out once again. I'm a human and have no intention of calling myself a man never have … Continue reading Ain’t I a Woman!

Drapetomania

Drapetomania is a serious mental health problem which was first discovered, in 1851 by Dr Samuel Cartwright. Being a doctor Samuel was obviously a man of high moral and ethical standards, concerned with the welfare of all humans, why else would he have chosen the medical profession? Dr Cartwright was also able to, after careful … Continue reading Drapetomania