Writing and speaking for mental health

Some of us need to learn how to exist with eyes on us. And some of us just have words and art we’ve created, that we love, that help us get on with life, and we might like to have an opportunity to share that – to feel brave, maybe even get some feedback.

Words, music and art are the great connector. Sharing those things helps us. Read about the new writing and speaking group i’m organising, for resilience against anxiety.

Fandom – An Engagement Strategy

Sometime around 2011 I became aware of Tavi Gevinson’s teenage blog ‘Rookie’. She spoke about something called ‘fandom’… and it turned out this was a concept I was already exploring in a kind of anthropological way, through making art and writing, but also as an observer of fan cultures.