2022 in photos

2022 was the year I vowed to take more 35mm film photos, and actually get them developed! Enjoy some gnarly grainy quality photos of my year, alongside some soft vibrant digital photos. As John Berger is quoted saying: “The camera relieves us of the burden of memory… All photographs are there to remind us ofContinue reading “2022 in photos”

[Comic 2022] Inbetweenness: Searching and Growing For Aliveness

There is so much in the world to see. To explore, to notice. My slow ease back into international travel has characterized this year. I have missed traveling and my friends in other countries. I love getting outside of my usual spaces because it’s always a learning opportunity. A reminder to change perspective or angle.Continue reading “[Comic 2022] Inbetweenness: Searching and Growing For Aliveness”

My Councillor year WRAPPED: 2022

I love Spotify Wrapped (Here’s mine from this year FYI OFC Yungblud is #1, cuz DONX REPRESENT!), so I always try and do it for my year as an elected councillor. I’ve been trying to reflect as I go along, being a councillor, so I can keep critically reflecting on my actions/systems/processes/what i’ll do better/differentContinue reading “My Councillor year WRAPPED: 2022”

Reflecting Upon The Cool Grey City of San Francisco (Photo Essay)

The winds of the Future wait At the iron walls of her Gate, And the western ocean breaks in thunder, And the western stars go slowly under, And her gaze is ever West In the dream of her young unrest. Her sea is a voice that calls, And her star a voice above, And herContinue reading “Reflecting Upon The Cool Grey City of San Francisco (Photo Essay)”

After the Fire…

When I became a councillor, just a little over a year ago now, 8 days into being elected – we had some fairly bad localised flooding in my ward. Poor soil quality mixed with heavy flash flood rainfall events repeatedly over a short amount of time created chaos across Adwick, Woodlands, Highfields & Carcroft. IContinue reading “After the Fire…”

JOY! Observations about Play & Coming Together

This past weekend has been one brilliant ride. I write this post with a face that is red & a bit sore from the winds we endured for hours in setting up, playing, and then clearing up. Despite the volatile weather – over 350 people turned up. People laughed, screeched, ran around for hours, hadContinue reading “JOY! Observations about Play & Coming Together”

Every Where Is Some Where

Every Where Is Some Where Throughout our lives, we will come to find ourselves in a lot of different places a lot of different rooms a lot of different corners a lot of different wheres This week will be the 17th year of being in our council house – our home after experiencing months ofContinue reading “Every Where Is Some Where”

My 6+ Months Wrapped of Being a Councillor

One of my favourite things around this time of year is the Spotify Wrapped reflection of your year. The types of genres you listened to, how many new artists, what your top genres/songs/artists are. This year it even included your music’s aura! (Mine was upbeat & positive FYI & my spotify 2021 upbeat wrapped playlistContinue reading “My 6+ Months Wrapped of Being a Councillor”

Expect anything worthwhile to take a lot of time

Yesterday I went to the Drawing Matters Symposium in York. It was a day of inspiring talks and presentations, all grappling with drawing and its pros and cons. I even met a couple of healthcare professionals (a nurse & a physio) using drawing in their PHDs – as a critical tool too, not just a “wellbeing”Continue reading “Expect anything worthwhile to take a lot of time”

Small changes

Time slows when the lights are fluorescent and the days are punctuated by the rounds of the medical staff. My head of studies for my PhD is a woman who is internationally known for her creative-design- person-centred approaches to dementia care. She’s an Occupational Therapist, with a background in art psychotherapy, and a PhD inContinue reading “Small changes”