8 mn read Mala Brinsden I have always loved travelling. It runs in the family, I watched my older brother go on his adventures in the 60s to the US with his long hippy hair. He was even refused entry in some states and ended up having to buy a short wig. Then it was my older sister’s […]
24 mn read On Sundays, when I was growing up, we ate dessert with either cream or custard served out of a jug bearing the legend No road is long with good company. I used to wonder what that phrase meant, not appreciating the truth of these words until I was well into adulthood and, even then, often […]
5 mn read I wish there were free public classes in household economising. My upbringing in remote North West England taught me a great deal about thrifty living. Our only heating was solid fuel, wood from the land, and anthracite delivered periodically by a muscular man in a leather tunic, face black with coal dust, who’d dump a small […]
5 mn read Towards the end of a working lifetime of being bullied and/or taken for granted, interspersed by failed attempts at self-employment, I felt I had run out of steam. I wondered if I could re-invent myself?
11 mn read The route to Italy began when my daughter came home for the weekend with a copy of an advertisement that she had found in the Sunday Times ‘Lonely Hearts’ section….
5 mn read Joolz, 66, is a poet, novelist, artist, illustrator and professional tattooist. She came to prominence in the 80s when she was often called a punk poetess and was instrumental – Justin Sullivan, the lead singer was her partner at that time – in the rise of New Model Army. She’s still writing, painting, drawing and […]
7 mn read A friend recently introduced me to a new concept, the ‘Security of Insecurity’. She said you can never relax when things are ‘perfect’ because you can be sure they won’t stay that way.
4 mn read Penny Pepper, 59 – poet, performer and writer. She found her voice through writing for punk fanzines and is now on her Naked Punk tour.
12 mn read Debra Sofia Magdalene, considers herself timeless but came into this body in 1961, she’s a spiritual entrepreneur and a digital nomad. She’s been home-free since 2011. What’s your name? At birth, I was given the name Mary Deborah Philomena plus my family surname on my birth certificate but always known as Deborah. I took on […]
2 mn read Creative director: Graphic design, copywriting, and development of websites projects. I’m also a comedian, specialized in the “Alternative World,” and I’m writing an “erotic-conscious” novel. On the other hand, I’m starting to co-create a Conscious Sexuality Movement (sort of tantric), for “normal” people from 30 to 60, with small gatherings and a festival to happen […]