There are no good cops

“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 […]

Prison: Hurting Those Who Have Hurt

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.

Coming Back From Repression

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 […]