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February 1, 2019

‘Nobody don’t dance no more – Kano’

Working with older adults has shown me many voids in contemporary society. However, one that is particularly apparent for me is the reduction we’ve seen, over time, in people socially dancing together.

My older participants have such a...

January 1, 2019

‘Some days I am more wolf than woman and I’m still learning how to stop apologising for my wild’

I don’t indulge in the whole ‘new year, new me’ thing but I do think the start of a new year is a great opportunity to reflect on what has happened, what is to come, and who...

December 1, 2018

‘Who are we as human beings if we ignore the suffering of others?’

Christmas 2012.

I lived in the YMCA hostel in Walthamstow.

It was Christmas, but it wasn’t Christmas that year.

Christmas is not a time of year. It’s a holistic experience.

Christmas 2018.

I’m asking you to j...

November 1, 2018

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves, ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, sometimes it’s overwhelming. All we can do is learn to dance among the waves”

Grief does indeed come in waves. It does ebb, and it does flow. Sometimes the water does feel calm...

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