Reading my poetry on the radio

Did you know I was live on air last week? Listen to me talking about slam poetry and performing one of my own pieces on BBC Solent

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Poem | Better With Age

I'm ever more aware of how my body is changing as I get older; and though I still have a lot of anxiety about how I look, I have found that I am more at ease with my imperfections than I was five years ago.

Brunette girl wearing orange writing at a table

Give poetry a chance

We have been brought up seeing poetry as this thing to take very seriously; a high-culture something to think deeply about. And so many people don’t think it’s for them. I don’t think that’s the case at all. It’s time for this to change.

Book Review | Spinster, by Kate Bolick

Having been happily (for the most part) single for the last three years, I am evermore curious about the idea of single life and what it really means. I felt like a parody, picking up Kate Bolick's Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own from the library and tucking it into my over-stuffed backpack.

An open book on a table with a cup of coffee

Book Review | Eat Up, by Ruby Tandoh

I spend about 80% of my waking hours thinking about food. The other 20% of my time is actually spent eating the stuff. It was time I started reading about it, too, and Ruby Tandoh's much acclaimed 'Eat Up' seemed like the logical book to take home next.