Where are the lesbian writers?

I read an article by Yassmin Abdel-Magied in which she walked out of Lionel Shriver's speech at the Brisbane Writer's Festival. Shriver had suggested that we are all free to write about whatever we want to, whether we have experience of it or not. Abdel-Magied suggested that this view was 'wrapped up in arrogance and delivered with … Continue reading Where are the lesbian writers?

LGBT family picnic

A couple of months ago, we went to a LGBT family picnic organised in our local area. It was a beautiful summer’s day and we arrived laden with buggy, picnic rug, food, nappy bag and anticipation. We headed across the expanse of the grassy meadow and settled ourselves on our picnic rug under a big … Continue reading LGBT family picnic

Writing Goals

I wonder if there will ever be a September when I don’t feel the fluttering of fresh starts ingrained by a new academic year every year from primary school right through to university? Despite being well out of education, I still feel the familiar mix of excitement and apprehension as the start of the new … Continue reading Writing Goals