Faith Writing

A Personal History of Personal Demons

Depression is a chronic illness, like diabetes or asthma. You have conquered it only when you’ve learned to manage it. I manage it by being vigilant, by watching the ebb and flow of my mood. I observe myself like a seismologist pouring over a…

Writing You're Doing It Wrong

In Conversation with Sharon Dodua Otoo

Photograph by Ralf Steinberger “‘Parenting is the single most important thing I do.’ This statement is the third sentence in the biography of Berlin-based activist and award-winning writer Sharon Dodua Otoo and it leapt out at me. Somewhere deep down I feel similarly, but…

Podcasts

Podcast: Tols x Jendella – Episode 4

On this month’s episode: + #BKChatLDN + The Real Chicken Shops of South London + stop writing about our culture wrong (SUPPORT BLACK BALLAD’S CROWDFUND) + reflections on 2016 + “black people are actually good people” + Birmingham vs London (and other accents) The…

MTV Teen Mom UK Writing

MTV Teen Mom UK: Dad’s The Word

“We spend so much time focused on young mums – what they are doing ‘wrong’, whether they can handle it or not, etc – that we can often overlook the fathers of the children of those young mums.” Read more here.…