Dedicated to all the others: a play.

Uma tradução deste blog será publicada na próxima semana. Obrigada a Carol de Assis. It’s odd that it took a trip to the theatre for me to really notice her. After all, she’s been hanging around, my little inky friend, for five years. There I sat at the back of a theatre just beneath the booth, 6,000 miles from my home and a little nervous because I’d agreed to this but suspected I might not like it. No, really, I’m serious. It’s not about ego; Una is my baby and though I’ve shared her with the world she is precious…

Am I going to let this stand? An open letter to Zainab Akhtar of Shortbox comics.

Am I going to let this stand? No, I am not going to let this stand.  Zainab Akthar of Shortbox comics called me a “shitty racist white woman” and accused me of “white feminism” to her 14k followers on twitter. Defamatory Sundays, eh? It’s such fun isn’t it, calling people names on Twitter? Full of glee all the followers go “Ooh” they say “she’s a shitty white feminist!” Then they feel smug and proud of themselves because they are all on the same side, the right side and she is on the wrong side that shitty white racist feminist. People…

Becoming/Unbecoming

My name is Una. Meaning one, one life, one of many. What can I tell you about myself? Well, I once learned to play Mull of Kintyre on the guitar. Other kids teased me but I genuinely thought it was a nice song.