GLOW Choir! Brighton’s Natural Voice Community Choir for LGBTQ+ folks & Allies. All voices welcome without judgement – including folks who think they can’t sing! Read about GLOW Choir’s Winter fundraising success for Survivors Network. Come & Sing With Us - Join the New GLOW Term which starts Feb 15th! “GLOW has made me feel … Continue reading GLOW Choir Brighton 2020 Press Release!
With great thanks to Neil Huntingdon for these beautiful photos. Enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/pg/GLOWchoirBrighton/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2631562146891162
GLOW Choir & Friends memento video from our Winter Sharing, December 2019! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zk-Y57v7fQ&feature=youtu.be Congratulations and thanks to GLOW Choir and Friends who co-created this beautiful event together.We raised £165 for Survivors Network, and made much community magic. Huge thanks to everyone who was a part of this celebration of the GLOW Choir Community, of music … Continue reading GLOW Choir & Friends VIDEO from Winter Sharing December 2019
Quote I saw on facebook. I liked it cos it resonates with my things various - it might not be for you today! And that’s fine if so - notice how you respond to it and see what can be learnt there Quote in a moment of bath-stupor solace got me thinking, and here are … Continue reading Tiny Informal New Year Reflection, & a Quote
HUGE thank you to the wonderful GLOW Choir folks & friends, for the beautiful Winter Sharing we co-created on Saturday 14th Dec 2019. It was a heart-warming, fun, uplifting, varied & lovely community event, with a great turn out - thank you so hugely much to everyone who invited friends, performed, volunteered, sang in GLOW, … Continue reading GLOW Choir’s Fundraising Success for Survivors Network! Plus GLOWing 2020 & Packpins gig…
Excuse the facebook-post-style writing style of this blog post - that's because it was a facebook post I decided to add to my blog. Read on if you're interested in Yoga For M.E., the Yoga For M.E. class at Cornerstone Community Centre Hove on Monday afternoons, and the ramblings of a person with M.E. who … Continue reading Yoga For M.E. – reflections & gratitudes
Hello folks! If you're anything like me this festive season, you're not interested in a pressured capitalist flurry, and plan on showing your love for your loved ones through presence (where possible) rather than presents. You might also be thinking of making a few carefully chosen purchases or handmade offerings for your close beloveds as … Continue reading Creative Festive Offerings
Just in time to celebrate Pride weekend in Brighton, here is the whole-event video from GLOW Choir Brighton's Summer Sharing June 2019. Many thanks to Mike South for making the video! And huge thanks to everyone involved for making it a beautiful day, and for permission to share this video. It's a very varied and … Continue reading GLOW choir video Summer Sharing 2019
Congratulations GLOW Choir! GLOW Choir and friends made lots of community arts magic at our recent End of Term Sharing! Congrats and big thanks to everyone who was involved. As well as making some fun memories together, we also raised £95 for MindOut! Wohoo! Well done all, congrats and hooray. Huge thanks to everyone who … Continue reading Congratulations GLOW Choir!
Arty explorations I enjoy making art. If you enjoy looking at art, have a gander at this cluster gallery of some of my personal creations. You can currently expect to see in there: religious symbols, owls, snakes, cats, nudes, blood, words, apples, hands, wings, swords, sigils, sun/moon, fruit, skull, flower, and other such things. I’m … Continue reading Arty Explorations
I am making Helping Hats, to support Oxfam's & Save the Children's work at the awful crisis in Yemen, and to support other charities too. Find out more about what's happening in Yemen and what work is being done to help, at these links: https://www.oxfam.org.uk/what-we-do/emergency-response/yemen-crisis https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/where-we-work/middle-east/yemen Helping Hats project - what it is, why it … Continue reading Helping Hats
Don’t Comment on Weight I would like to tell (or remind) people, that commenting on people’s weight, is almost always problematic, and can often be damaging and/or dangerous. For anyone who has had issues with eating disorders, dysmorphia or body image, any comments about weight can be very triggering for their mental health and overall … Continue reading Don’t Comment on Weight
There’s a tricky balance to find Between making the most of each day And taking care of your needs, acknowledging your limitations Between living each day as if it was your last, savouring every last drop with vim and vigour And taking care of your body and mind, acknowledging your need for rest … Continue reading A Few Floaty Thoughts About Balance
LGBTQ+ Stories Project! 4. HR. "Physical embodiment of whole hearted, blissful, magical, universal and very personal love." What’s the point of the LGBTQ+ Stories Project? Sharing people’s stories, increasing understanding, food for thought, busting myths, hearing individual voices, celebrating LGBTQ+ people. So, the fourth in this series of LGBTQ+ Stories, is from me - eek! … Continue reading LGBTQ+ Stories Project! 4. HR. “Physical embodiment of whole hearted, blissful, magical, universal and very personal love.”
LGBTQ+ Stories Project! 3. Emma. "Love is a bonding agent, just like glue and sometimes just as messy!" What's the point of the LGBTQ+ Stories Project? Sharing people's stories, increasing understanding, food for thought, busting myths, celebrating LGBTQ+ people. Many thanks to Emma for taking the time to answer these, and for being the third … Continue reading LGBTQ+ Stories Project! 3. Emma. “Love is a bonding agent, just like glue and sometimes just as messy!”
LGBTQ+ Stories Project! 2. AnnA. "I look at the soul and the heart first." What’s the point of the LGBTQ+ Stories Project? Sharing people’s stories, increasing understanding, food for thought, busting myths, celebrating LGBTQ+ people. AnnA wrote these answers FROM THE OCEAN! That’s dedication. At one point in the interview, AnnA expresses confusion about what … Continue reading LGBTQ+ Stories Project! 2. AnnA. “I look at the soul and the heart first.”
LGBTQ+ Stories Project! 1. Louise Tondeur. "I don’t think self-identifying language matters as much as real connection to friends and to people who get you." What’s the point of the LGBTQ+ Stories Project? Sharing people’s stories, increasing understanding, food for thought, busting myths, celebrating LGBTQ+ people. I really enjoyed reading Louise's answers, and I'm thrilled … Continue reading LGBTQ+ Stories Project! 1. Louise Tondeur. “I don’t think self-identifying language matters as much as real connection to friends and to people who get you.”
Isn't it interesting how your strengths can also sometimes be your weaknesses, and your weaknesses can also sometimes be your strengths? For example: somebody who is great at "laser focus," pushing forward with an agenda, getting good stuff done, etc., may also be quite blinkered by that quality/state, and unable to take a step back … Continue reading Strengths Can Be Weaknesses, Weaknesses Can Be Strengths.
When you're bottled up full with feelings, when experiences run both depressing and joyful, blank and vibrant, diverse and dull, when you're uplifted by company and also nourished by solitude, when you're lonely but exhausted by people, when you're saddened by sickening on-going health problems that make you fed up & itch to get on … Continue reading The Joy of Being Understood, and Other Things, written a bit Stream-O-Consciousness-y
Thank you Hayat for sharing these lovely words. It's great to have you singing with us at GLOWchoir Brighton! xo