Art — for Sanity’s Sake

Over the past few years, one of the things that has helped keep me sane, positive and creatively productive is developing my drawing and painting skills through joining various Shoal of Art Meet-up groups run by Mark Lovelace, as well as other working artists and teachers such as Debra Collis and others.

The Lowdown on Salsa Lockdown Radio

Interview with Sassia Michel, Creator of Salsa Lockdown Radio As I said recently, one of the best things to come out of this global shutdown is the tremendous burst of creativity and innovation it has prompted from the international salsa dance community in an effort to help keep us vitally connected while we’re apart. HereContinue reading “The Lowdown on Salsa Lockdown Radio”

Connection in the time of social d(ist)ancing

Thanks to the abundant creativity, generosity, vibrancy and innovation of the international salsa community, keen dancers like me have been able to get our fix 24/7 during lockdown, with round-the-clock sets from some of the world’s very best salsa DJs streamed live on via the CoBeatParty Facebook page – including the world’s very first online-only salsaContinue reading “Connection in the time of social d(ist)ancing”

Fashion sense and sensibility: getting out of the fast-fashion trap

As the global fashion industry comes under increasing scrutiny for its carbon footprint and contributions to social and ethnic injustice, is it time to give high-street fashion the boot? Increasingly these days, I discover I am not the only person – and notably, not the only woman, since most fashion advertising specifically targets us –Continue reading “Fashion sense and sensibility: getting out of the fast-fashion trap”

Portfolio of writing, subbing, production editing, etc work for various clients

The examples shown here represent a smattering of freelance articles, copywriting and sub-editing work for various clients, as well as a few investigative reports I researched and contributed to, substantively edited, designed and produced for a former employer. Most of these have been uploaded as jpegs; there are some links to PDFs for downloading theContinue reading “Portfolio of writing, subbing, production editing, etc work for various clients”

Speaking out, speaking loud

I am very proud to have been asked to speak on my involvement and experiences as a journalist, Extinction Rebellion member and eco activist recently, and would like to share these clips with you. First up, back in November I was asked to participate in a ‘Catalysts’ video for Extinction Rebellion (XR) explaining why IContinue reading “Speaking out, speaking loud”

Please help take a stand for the trees

This Sunday, 29 December 2019, radio celebrity and naturalist Chris Packham will be joined by actress Emma Thompson, rock legend Annie Lennox and others in a ‘Stand for the Trees’ walk for wildlife to highlight our urgent need to protect Britain’s ancient woodlands and vital tree cover from being destroyed forever by HS2. Please joinContinue reading “Please help take a stand for the trees”

HS2 illegally destroying wildlife at Denham Country Park

Standoff at the not-okay canal: HS2 illegally destroying wildlife at Denham Country Park Protected wildlife, established woodlands and rare wetlands in Denham Country Park (DCP) and surrounding areas of Buckinghamshire are being decimated by HS2 Ltd as the government rushes to ‘get HS2 done’ while threatening peaceful protesters with arrest Despite former pledges to delayContinue reading “HS2 illegally destroying wildlife at Denham Country Park”