Honestly Speaking: Disability in the Workplace

Two words people tend to be scared of putting in a sentence together. I want to be frank. Over the course of the few weeks I’ve faced several situations which I have overcome, purely because I had to, as a person with psychosis I am extremely susceptible to paranoia and loud noise around me, especially…

Honestly Speaking: Work>Life Balance

So these two weeks at Flatpack have somehow gone by in the blink of an eye, it somehow seems to be the case that the harder you work/the more you have to do, the faster the time goes. I’m still trying to weigh up if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I’m…

Subtext/Subterfuge

Today i learnt that ‘quiet area’ tends to mean ‘predominantly white area’ and can be used as an exclusive term for the more passive aggressive racist. For the last couple of months it’s been said around me often, not directly to me. ‘This is a quiet area’ a ‘lovely estate’ ‘not like those city estates’…

ICO FEDS: Week 1

The end of my first week and my body is burning, I’ve lost some of the ageing weight I’ve put on over the previous 2 years and I’m left with a sense of satisfaction that I haven’t known since I was 16 and working full time as an assistant hairdresser. But it hasn’t been with…

Taste & Liquor x 21 Milk St: No.21

If you ever find yourself in Digbeth on a Friday evening there’s only one place you should go. Taste and Liquor aren’t exactly new to Birmingham. Remember the almighty Pizza Festival here last year? Yep I bet you do. They’ve been bring delicious selections of street food to Birmingham for a while now. That said…

IKON 2017

Ikon is the very definition of a Birmingham success story. Starting from it’s humble beginnings as a glass-sided kiosk in the Bullring Shopping Centre, to the internationally acclaimed art gallery that currently resides inside a converted Victorian school building. Ikon is now synonymous with it’s name, establishing a worldwide reputation as one of the most…