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…

Honestly Speaking: Racism in the 21st Century

I still find it crazy how some white people view black people. Like dark shadows that rely on white light to exist, when the truth is, the only shadows we harbour, we had to liberate ourselves from. As you cast us out of your sight to ease your own guilt, a guilt that comes from…

Honestly Speaking: Birmingham Council Housing

Council houses in the UK and especially in Birmingham are disgusting. We live in an age where nobody really has the money to buy a house and landlords are becoming more and more ruthless, breaking the law, knowing you don’t have money to take them to court. After spending 8 months in supported accommodation (after…

Honestly Speaking: Growing Up Is A Decision

A lot of people think that their problems are the worst in existence; I harbor no such illusions, but recognize that my troubles are mine, so they have priority over anyone else’s. Because I have to live as me. I don’t get a choice So here’s the thing, I stopped taking drugs, for the first…

The Dirty Truth About White Privilege

This is the last time I’m going to write about race to a white audience specifically, because it hurts. It hurts because it’s not my job as a black person to write about person’s prejudices towards me to help them become aware of the ugly truth of society. It hurts because while I write I…

Piling on pounds with age, and the ridiculous expense of eating healthily

Here’s the rub. I’ve always had a high metabolism, so throughout my youth I always stayed fairly thin, despite me having a relatively sweet tooth. I’d take drugs all weekend and then devour packs of biscuits, chocolate bars and various other junk during the week while eating one long continuous meal all day. Then shortly…