Challenges

My Mouthy Week

I’m sitting on a train, my laptop on my legs, the screen flickering with sunlight and passing reflections. Looking up occasionally, I’m catching glimpses of yellow fields with neat hedgerows, or small towns with a muddle of red roofs, chimneys, … read more

Leave a reply

How To Relax At The Theatre

Edinburgh during the Fringe is unlike anything else. The sheer quantity and range of shows on offer is incredible. This year there are over 3873 shows. Lots of people I’ve spoken to have been overwhelmed by this huge choice and … read more

Leave a reply

Reflecting Responsibility

I’m lying on the bed in my accessible studio flat in Edinburgh. We arrived in the city yesterday. After a long day of traveling and months of preparation it felt incredible to be here at last, and even more incredible … read more

Leave a reply

Feeling The Difference

The last few weeks have been quite full on. We’ve been working hard on our new stage show, ‘Not I’, which we’re taking to the Edinburgh Fringe in just over a week’s time, and I’ve been experiencing lots … read more

Leave a reply

Writer’s Block

When I started writing this blog over seven years ago I wrote a post every day and had no idea that this was quite unusual. But writing every day became an important part of my routine. It didn’t just mean … read more

Leave a reply

Horizontal

At some point in the last few months I must’ve read about a project by artist Raquel Meseguer. It’s funded by Unlimited so perhaps it was mentioned in an email or social media post. I can’t remember when this was, … read more

Leave a reply

A Chance For Change

When Teresa May called a snap general election just seven weeks ago I felt a flash of hope, followed by an overwhelming feeling of apprehension.

I desperately want to be part of a society that’s more socially just, where there … read more

Leave a reply

Surprised In Secret Paris

Last night my overnight support worker and I went to Secret Cinema’s production of Moulin Rouge. Poppy’s been working on it for months, and she kindly arranged the tickets for us to go.

The show was amazing, immersive, vibrant … read more

Leave a reply

Shining a Light on London’s Solidarity

I woke up a few moments ago and pulled up my bedroom blind. The sun’s shining boldly through a cloudy sky. Just as I was drifting off to sleep last night my phone bleeped with people checking that I was … read more

Leave a reply

Bringing Confusion To My Door

This morning there was a buzz at the castle door. My support worker was in the other room so I crawled through to answer it.

It was a delivery driver with a package for one of my neighbours, and I … read more

Leave a reply