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Showcase: Jean’s Transformation + Visitor

The Courage To Persevere And Grow Through Internal Challenges By Iesha Denize Tolerance is a very personal intimate dialogue with ourselves; navigating the landscapes of those judgements we make about others as we go through our daily lives. Like many words in our language, tolerance and judgement have been polarised and seem ...

Friday Features: Documenting My Mental Health

By Eché Egbuonu If we were given yearbooks after finishing secondary school, I doubt that I would have received many votes for the 'most likely to get sectioned.' Getting sectioned means being admitted to a mental health hospital, regardless of whether or not you agree to it. During the summer of 2015, ...

Showcase: Patient Data + Olivia’s Accident

The Courage To Navigate Controversy   This week, I continue to showcase writer perseverance, focussing on how they translate and navigate the continually shifting landscape of our communities and societies through creative expression. Information has always been important; however, the evolution into its digital form (data), presents us with different challenges. During ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Plastic Free Month

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to July’s Thoughtful Tuesday page. This month, I’m using my page to share thoughts about our relationship with plastic: July is plastic free month. If, like me, you’re shocked to see images of plastic in our oceans and on our beaches, you’ll be happy to pause and ...

Friday Features: The Last Beacons Of Free Speech

By Chandni Maugi In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, the government keeps its people in chains: through distraction, leisure, and unrestricted sexual pleasure. Looking into our past, populations were controlled through fear of angry gods with signs of a solar eclipse, or flooding being presented as evidence of disfavour. Fear is ...

Showcase: A River + Weekend Break

Courageous Creative Expression As The ‘Poetry Of Survival’ In welcoming the summer, much confusion still exists around safety and travels regarding the lifting of restrictions. In this context, some people continue to plan overseas travel, while others are holidaying here in the UK. With the incremental lifting of lockdown restrictions and ...

Monday Moments: Creative Movement

Introduced By Holly King Our new theme at Write On! is ‘Keep Going: Creating With Perseverance And Courage’ and from this, I thought about what the first Monday Moments theme could be and came up with Creative Movement. We can interpret this in many ways: from how we use our bodies ...

Friday Features: Leaving A Childhood Faith Behind

By Jaye Viner I was always curious about those people who marry their adolescent sweethearts. The things that make a relationship work when we’re teens are not the same things that make a relationship work in our thirties. And yet, people do this. I wonder about them. Are they fundamentally the ...