‘Why I Write’

A transcription of a guest lecture given at the University of Bristol for the Liberal Arts module, Critical Writing in the Humanities. * I am a recent graduate from the Liberal Arts programme here at the University of Bristol. I majored in English Literature, and combined this with satellite study of Art History, History, and [...]

The heart of a pigeon, and other postcards of Peacebuilding

A reflection of my time in Bosnia & Herzegovina, written for Most-Mira and CUNY's Project on Peacebuilding 2018: Democracy and Post-Conflict Politics in BiH. For more info on this exceptional course: http://www.mostmiraproject.org *  I press my forehead against the window of our van as we enter Bosnia & Herzegovina. The landscape swills, filling my locked eyes [...]

To: My Big Brother, Tom

To: My Big Brother Tom From: Your Little Sister Phoebe Cc: Our Friend Autism Subject: Some things I thought I aut’ to share Dear Tom, “For I am a bear of very little brain, and long words bother me.” – A.A. Milne, The World of Winnie The Pooh. Oh don’t look like that, I’m only kidding. [...]

So long, Montréal: on houses, homes and how to begin to laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again.

Phoebe:  i found it so weird being at home, because nothing had changed, and it was like canada was this weird fantasy world that i surely hands [hadn’t] lived in for four months but totally had like when the pevensie children spend their whole lives in narnia then come out and it’s the moment after [...]

Neverland revisited

“Why can't you fly now, mother *** I'm 19 now, and I've devloped a rather dubious (and completely subjective) sociological theory which explains why this really is the worst age in the world. It's a carefully constructed and well thought-out social observation which demonstrates a keen lack of scientific reasoning, but  balanced by a healthy [...]