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spirals last week we did a final deep:black ‘personal leadership’ session with a group of homeless young adults living in a hostel somewhere in the suburbs of East London’s. something had shifted over the three sessions and i was really struck by how much vulnerability people were allowing us to see in this last session. i got a glimpse of lives twisted into spirals of mental health issues (depression or psychosis or at times both), […]

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dawn it’s been a rich and richly intense week. it included having to deal with two crises in a freelance project and two crises in two different deep:black projects; and in total juxtaposition attending a performance by poet Alice Oswald at the Southbank which came from stillness, darkness, slowness, spreading out-ness and spacing out-ness. it was beautiful in an earthy way and magical without any special features but voice and melody. it was my antidote […]

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tiger & turtle this week i’ve been in the final stages of writing our book about the ‘The Fox and the Tiger’, our recent deep:black project involving photography and storytelling. my team colleague has edited the whole draft and got back to me with her thoughts and comments – which i felt surprisingly nervous about because i then realised how much ownership i felt over the whole piece of writing. it was also a very […]

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bubble the past week has definitely felt like I’m living in a bubble: in the run up to our deep:black exhibition ‘The Fox and the Tiger’ at Rich Mix my world has narrowed down to one where there’s not much left but foxes and tigers. it’s so infectious that my housemate realised yesterday that her 2 Neko Case albums are called ‘fox confessor brings the flood’ and ‘the tigers have spoken’. and my all-time favourite […]

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  technology   this week i did a 3-day course in ‘participatory photography’ with PhotoVoice and learned lots of practical and programmatic stuff about introducing photography to groups as a tool for self-expression and empowerment. my biggest anxiety about this was around technology and whether we would need to buy lots of expensive equipment to run such projects and whether we’d need to explain lots of complicated things about ISO, shutter speed and aperture (which […]

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Love (2) I went for a photography-walk through Angel today which was in full Christmas swing: people buying Christmas trees, drinking mulled wine and discussing Christmas gifts; shops and windows decorated in the full Christmassy glory (though strangely I didn’t see a single angel in Angel – why is Angel actually called Angel? has it got anything to do with winged creatures in white dresses?). I walked past this signpost in front of a window […]

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spaciousness this week we went up to Norfolk for a 3-day creative deep:black retreat. it’s been full of miracles from playful seals to stranded sea stars, patient birds of prey, bright rainbows, noisy thunderstorms, empty beaches, grassy sand dunes, to big skies and even bigger seas. i’m amazed at how being in nature and in the elements immediately makes me feel more whole and alive – strange that i have just read this quote by […]

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only the beginning… … is the title of our new deep:black project that we’ve been working on intensively this past week. it’s based on our riot:lyrics series where we are also about to launch a riot:lyrics live recording on iTunes any day now. i had a week with lots of beginnings and surprising meetings & encounters including a little shop in Bermondsey that i only walked in because i wasn’t on my bike because that […]

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rich mix The last 2 weeks were all about getting ready for our deep:black event at Rich Mix, riot:lyrics live. It’s been a rich & enriching time where I was continuously blown away by people’s willingness to be involved and to offer support. The event was a big success on the back of the rich collaboration between a mix of organisations, professionals and artists who were all so very passionate to make this happen and […]

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empty  I took this picture in our street a few weeks ago; I’m not really sure what it actually is. Was. But I remembered it earlier this week when a friend told me that the eviction at Dale Farm was due to to begin. There’s something very surprising and sad about this cut-in-half room on a lorry that looks like a dolls house; “play with me”. But where are the dolls? Where’s the dolls’ furniture, […]