North London born and raised
(and yet to escape)
“total fucking angel”
or “ten types of trouble”
(depending on who you ask)
This is my face.
Photos of me are rare.
Photos of me smiling are even rarer:
I do not write for you,
I write because I have to.
This site features upsetting subjects, including suicide, self-harm and addiction.
Please approach my work with caution, sensitivity and an open mind.
I am not these things, but I suffer from these things:
borderline personality disorder + bipolar disorder + psychotic episodes + chronic suicidal ideation + paranoia + generalised anxiety disorder + panic disorder + alcoholism + pseudodementia + frequent relapses into self-harm and substance abuse + chronic tremors + hyperhidrosis.
Ariadne’s Thread lit mag/Message in a Bottle lit mag/Festival of Poetry Anthology/Poets in the Spotlight Anthology/The Founder newspaper/Les Toiles du Camping gazette/Infinite Press literary journal/The Orbital magazine/Em Dash lit mag/Student365 online/The Gravity of the Thing literary journal, and others…
Read new material from me every Friday over at Hijacked Amygdala.
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All written work on this blog is my own unless otherwise cited.
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