Category Archives: people who rock

Writing for our lives

‘This is a huge world. The world is so much bigger than yr problems. It’s so much bigger than the PTSD that you probably have from growing up in a culture that hates queer people, hates people of colour, hates … Continue reading

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I’m telling you stories. Trust me.

The title is from Jeanette Winterson’s The Passion I’ve been thinking a lot about Winterson, because I just read Why Be Happy When you Could be Normal, which is her autobiography, of sorts. It’s an amazing triumph of a book. … Continue reading

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Alliances, arrests and changing perceptions – Interview with Chris Howson for HowDo (unedited)

This is the interview I did with Chris for the ace HowDo magazine for May.  I’m blogging it here in its original longer form, because I have a tendency not to stick to my word counts and then have to … Continue reading

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Conversations with our younger selves

One of the strange things about publishing yr own per-zine for going on 10 years (heh) is that sometimes it ends up as a dialogue between the person you were and the person you are now….sometimes i feel like i’m in a … Continue reading

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Bradford zine fayre 2011….

Bit of a cheat of a post this month to say I’ll be having a breather from the blog while I prepare the next 4th edition of Footsteps in the Dark hopefully in time for Bradford zine fayre – which … Continue reading

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‘They know how to break all the girls like you’

First things first. I am not Bridget fucking Jones. Some women fear becoming their mother. My mum’s awesome, but we’re pretty different.  That isn’t my fear. What I fear (sometimes) is turning into a heroine in a Jean Rhys novel. Poor, … Continue reading

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part 2: why I believe in the radical possibilities of pleasure

That last article kicked off big time and I wasn’t expecting it.  I’ve been supported and challenged (which doesn’t have to be a bad thing).  Thank you for your interest! But being asked to talk about who I was and where I … Continue reading

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