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The Joy of Being Understood, and Other Things, written a bit Stream-O-Consciousness-y

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

Bi+ & Pan, Attraction Beyond Gender, Consensual & Non Consensual personal language changes, LGBTQ+ community supporting each other, not bullying each other, and stuff like that.

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.

GLOW choir video, and upcoming fun!

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.”

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.”

Thoughts on Integrity, Respect, Choirs, LGBTQ+ Groups, Allies, Inclusion, Biphobia, Animals, Saying No/Yes, and other such things.

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.

Opening Your Ears

One of the many joys of teaching and studying singing, is getting to know songs and music styles in detail, which you might not have previously come across or chosen to listen to in much depth. There's something quite potent about this process of 'sticking with a song' because your role as a teacher/coach/student/choir-member/performer requires … Continue reading Opening Your Ears

A New GLOW Term!

A New GLOW choir term is starting in September, and we would love for you to join us! All voices are welcome. Please see the colourful pics below for all the details!