“I realize that if I wait until I am no longer afraid to act, write, speak, be, I’ll be sending messages on a Ouija board, cryptic complaints from the other side.” – Audre Lorde Today, people are celebrating May Day but for me, this day marks another occasion, one tinged with sorrow: it’s the day […]
It is with a sense of relief that we greet the online release of the new documentary film, The Animal People, this week. After more than a decade of being dismissed as criminals and extremists, a side to our story is finally going to be told. Produced by Joaquin Phoenix, the film follows the journey of the […]
“I hesitate to call them activists; they are terrorists”
I could write about my experiences inside HMP Holloway but I don’t feel like I ought to write about me. Instead, I want to write about a woman I met there during my sentence, someone who could not tell her own story because she could not read or write. We knew each other for only a few brief weeks but I will forever remember her.
This week has been incredibly intense for me. I think I’ve experienced just about every range of emotions possible: fear, sadness, admiration, anxiety, doubt, awe, outrage, pain, grief, anger, regret, guilt, frustration, pride, heartbreak, hope & love. All I’ve ever wanted to do in my life is to help stop animal suffering but twelve years […]