Saturday, 22 July 2017

Sunday, 9 July 2017

For politics.co.uk: Will the Home Office deport a three year old girl to face genital mutilation?

I wrote the politics.co.uk about the case of a family facing deportation to Nigeria, where the daughter is at risk of female genital mutilation.

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Monday, 3 July 2017

For OD 50:50 - five British LGBT writers on books that inspired them

I asked writers Paul Burston, Eley Williams, Prof Deborah Cameron, Saleem Haddad and Claire Heuchan to share the LGBT writers who inspired them, in celebration of Pride.

I also talked about Colette.

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Saturday, 1 July 2017

Artist in residence at Wales Arts Review

It's the 1st July which means my month-long residency at Wales Arts Review has begun!

I'll upload all the links to this one post so as not to have a bazillion separate posts on the blog throughout the month.

The work I'm producing for the residency explores issues of home, travel, migration and the refugee crisis. I'll also be sharing snippets from a WIP that explores the refugee crises in 2016 and 1938.

You can read all about it in my intro to the residency.

Some of the pieces will feature illustrations by Robert Griggs and Johnny Davies.

The intro

Two poems: Arch, and Endings

The Fur Collar (this is a segment from my longer WIP)

The Dress (short story

Train, with original illustration by Johnny Davies

Homecoming, with original illustration by Robert Griggs

At the border (this is a segment from my longer WIP)

At Yarls Wood (this is a segment from my longer WIP)

In conversation with Women for Refugee Women

For Prospect UK: The government’s u-turn on abortion is welcome—but it’s not enough

On a day of exciting new for abortion rights in the UK, I wrote for Prospect magazine on why the change is welcome but not enough.

The government’s u-turn on abortion is welcome—but it’s not enough