Last night I went to Malmö City Library, to my first indoor cultural event since December 2019. And fittingly, wonderfully, it was Douglas Stuart, talking about Shuggie Bain. As I have written elsewhere, this book is astonishing, a tour de force of love and despair. Acclaimed by critics, loved by readers, translated into a slew […]
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you
George Bernard Shaw
As relevant as ever
The times are urgent. Slow down.
It is May 2021 and the Covid 19 pandemic is ongoing. My dear friend Talita is a doctor in Brazil, working in what she describes as a genocide. This watercolour is my tribute to her and all the other health workers all over the world who are doing more than is humanly possible, every single […]
Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.
Il est trop tard pour être pessimiste
My comic, Who ever loved that loved not at first sight can now be read in Scots in Scrieve!, thanks to Gill Hatcher and TGC in Scotland who made the connections. The comic was translated into Scots by Dr Michael Dempster who was named Scots Scriever in June 2018 and will have a […]
Go on and do your work. Do it well. It is all you can do.
Ursula K. Le Guin
I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.