English graduate from Falmouth University.
MA History postgraduate from the University of Exeter.
the assumption that I have not yet found myself bothers me
I fight the urge to argue back
my misplaced voice is frustrated with the accusation in your tone
and just because it is you who's decided I have not yet found myself
that doesn't mean I have not spent years
struggling to find a voice which you deem too weak to roar
one person's self assurance is another person' self loathing
and it is not a space race of who owns the most self-help books to find
who we are
The dulcet tones of love on FaceTime,
homesickness calls me at the most
Counting down the weeks as though they were
items on a shopping list,
Longing for sweaty night's out and small-town
Living at the end before the present has even
We sing home-town blues like wolves
to the moon.
Homesickness calls me at the most inconvenient times.
These must be the best three years of your life.
"We cannot continue to evade each other on the deepest levels because we fear each other's angers."
She dances on well-trodden tiles of
Fighting the fantasy of stolen glances and
flirty phone numbers,
As she looks round the room for the one person who
An unasked for squeeze makes the walls
move in closer,
Alcohol licking her liver as she tells him to
Met with furrowed eyebrows and vacant
He moves upstairs to the cesspool of embarrassment,
She goes to the bathroom as if it were nothing.
A power play between strangers,
Teach him a lesson and he'll tell you how to learn it.
And then he'll do it again.
an ode to cornwall
where waves that nod and bounce and grow,
free of weight and guilt,
carrying salty smells and familiar sounds of
gyllingvase welcomes us and opens her arms,
to circles of friendship and scarlet bonfires,
and we three sit and watch the sun burn
into the sea,
with highlighted cheekbones of teenage
"My own definition of a feminist is a man or a woman who says, 'Yes, there's a problem with gender as it is today and we must fix it, we must do better."'
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie