Many times, I have experienced shame around things that are, essentially, just one of the many aspects of being human. I have also felt that shame dissolve significantly when simple conversations or exchanges reveal that everything one can experience, will have been experienced in some similar fashion by other people. You are not isolated in … Continue reading Not Hiding Our Human-ness
Bi+ & Pan, Attraction Beyond Gender, Consensual & Non Consensual personal language changes, LGBTQ+ community supporting each other, not bullying each other, and stuff like that. So, I’ve seen lots of things around recently about Bisexuality and Pansexuality that have really, really gotten under my skin. I tried to brush them off at first as … Continue reading Bi+ & Pan, Attraction Beyond Gender, Consensual & Non Consensual personal language changes, LGBTQ+ community supporting each other, not bullying each other, and stuff like that.
Very proud of GLOWchoir Brighton and friends! Here is a beautiful memento video of our Winter Sharing 2018, which raised £100 for MindOut, and lifted many spirits! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHJj8GX0MJ8 Video by the wonderful Mike South, https://www.mikesouthphotography.com/ https://www.facebook.com/mikesouthphotos/ Thanks Mike! Looking forward to more uplifting community singing times with you all again very soon! GLOWchoir starts again … Continue reading GLOW choir video, and upcoming fun!
Strength, Gentleness, the Human Voice, Dismantling “Feisty.” Isn't it wonderful how gentleness and strength are not opposites, and are in fact facets of each other, in some ways. I feel both gentle and strong, in different ways in different circumstances in changing waves. I see interconnectedness between gentleness and strength in many areas. For example, … Continue reading Strength, Gentleness, the Human Voice, Dismantling “Feisty.”
Quite a personal ramble, about stuff. In the run up to this Christmas I had been in a dark place. Privately so. Most people who see me day to day see the 'best' of me: my professional self in 'performance and service' mode, or my social self at the times when I've saved the energy … Continue reading Carols, Choirs, Tears, Fears, Health, Roots, Family, Xmas Rituals
A massive thank you to everyone who was part of GLOW choir’s End of Term Sharing on Saturday Dec 15th. You are all amazing! It was a wonderful wonderful evening, full of community, bravery, joy and love. Thank you so much everyone! Congratulations to GLOW Choir and friends for such a magical event. Everyone who … Continue reading Sharing the GLOW with MindOut!
I've been thinking a lot over the years about integrity. Honesty, transparency, respect, and particularly integrity. It's something I aspire to, care about, and do my best to maintain, in as far as any flawed human can. Muddy areas of thought, in some circumstances, can create unnecessary suffering, discomfort and confusion. Vaguery, in some circumstances, … Continue reading Thoughts on Integrity, Respect, Choirs, LGBTQ+ Groups, Allies, Inclusion, Biphobia, Animals, Saying No/Yes, and other such things.