The Scottish Newen: A Short Story Of My Journey To Open My Soul.

This short story was written by Claudia in the context of a series of writing workshops, lead by Janis Mackay, a Scottish writer and storyteller. The learning process of the English language was one of the most challenging tasks for Claudia. Striving to enhance her writing skills, Claudia discovered the …

Is it Okay to Have a Bad Day? A Docu-Music Video

On a cold February afternoon, I posted a special invitation on a Facebook group in Edinburgh called ‘The Meadows Share’. I asked if anyone would be willing to share  any advice for themselves when they are having a bad day. My goal was to create a short film that reaches people, so I figured it would be great to feature as …

Melanin

 

I

Daughter of a

Black

Man and a

White

Woman

 

AM

I a colour you

Understand

Do I fit your

Criteria

Brown sample swatch

 

A

History of

Resilience

Runs through my

Veins

Cries for justice

 

BLACK

Is my skin my

Heritage

My beaten

Brow

And thickened skin

 

WOMAN

Of colour

Threatened

By both violence and

Complacency

Can you help me

 

AND

I have a

Voice

But ours is

Louder

When we bleed as one

 

I

Am not better

Injustice

Affects us all

So

Please don’t shoot me

 

WILL

You recognize my

Pain

My skin colour should not

Stop

Me from breathing

 

PERSIST

Rather than perpetuate

Defend

Rather than deny

Together

We demand change

 

BLACK LIVES MATTER


 

Transition Voices – Navigating Change: An audio play

There has been a lack of studies that focus on young people with severe or profound learning disabilities. In relation to those with severe or profound learning disability, the transition process poses questions about decision-making capacity and how others can choose on behalf of the individual themselves.   In my Masters research, which …

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