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An invitation

An invitation

Maps...They’re the best open invitation.- Richard Glover That’s quite a phrase isn’t it? There’s a delectable sense of discovery and...
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What language should we use?

What language should we use?

Most of us don’t really think much about the words we use on a daily basis. Picture yourself down at...
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Are you mentally land-locked or island nation?

Are you mentally land-locked or island nation?

Growing up in an island nation, you hear the rhetoric. Island nations benefit from being able to control their borders...
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Dog-lost in Transition

Dog-lost in Transition

Spare a thought for our pets. Imagine the shame. You're a French Bulldog and it's not until your human family...
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Crossing the road in….

Crossing the road in….

Crossing the road in any country plunges you right into the national psyche. As you take your life in your...
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What’s your secret and how do you feel about it?

What’s your secret and how do you feel about it?

Twice, in my life I've had to 'come out'. Say that phrase and to many it means coming out as...
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Debunking Myths and Illustrating Identity

Debunking Myths and Illustrating Identity

"In our culture we respect the person, regardless of the look. We don't look on the outside. It's the inside."-...
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What Makes Us Human?

What Makes Us Human?

"Because there was still some human in me...."- Sergeant Rudy Reyes, US Marine Systematically trained to kill people, Sergeant Rudy...
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Not fitting-in is your Superpower

Not fitting-in is your Superpower

When I arrived in England, my partner gave me a book. I didn’t realise it at the time, but Watching...
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To Speak Up or Not – can you live with yourself?

To Speak Up or Not – can you live with yourself?

I wish I’d said something. These were the words of a friend of mine when she witnessed someone being discriminated...
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Claiming Your Margins

Claiming Your Margins

“I’m not a White woman. I’m a faded Black person” – Jane Elliott Sit with that. Take a little longer....
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There’s Truth and then there’s TRUTH

There’s Truth and then there’s TRUTH

We know our truth. Well at least we think we do. Two people can have a conversation and come away...
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The cultural limitation of being old

The cultural limitation of being old

We all think someone else is old until we get there ourselves. Then…. We massage our mind to try to...
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The Cultural Implications of Fatness

The Cultural Implications of Fatness

When cultural differences collide, the results are confronting, but that smash bears fruit.
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New Online Shop

New Online Shop

This week I am proud to announce that I launched my new Drawn to a Story online shop!! And I...
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Vamping the van

Vamping the van

I'm watching an ambulance. It's just pulled up to a neighbour's house. The two paramedics put on their personal protection...
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Walking the Work

Walking the Work

Okay, we're told that if we have a location independent business we can work anywhere. But how true is that?...
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The ignorance of being an expert

The ignorance of being an expert

When you live abroad, you become an expert in your country. You learn the culture intimately. You find the food...
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What takes you to look at the world differently?

What takes you to look at the world differently?

There’s something about taxis.They feature remarkably frequently. It was 2am and we’d just settled back into our taxi after stopping...
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Sitting in the ‘free-from’ aisle

Sitting in the ‘free-from’ aisle

Just like the 'free-from' section in the supermarket, this blog is free from mentioning Coronovirus, other than that one time...
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