Living with Relapsing Polychondritis
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Living with Relapsing Polychondritis

17 April 2023

Does rare disease equal special treatment? Unfortunately it hits barriers of disbelief and having endometriosis undiagnosed for years and years you’d have thought I would be resilient. But I’m human, full of love and positivity, living with Relapsing Polychondritis makes me 3 in a million, rare, and still discounted by those unaware. It’s attitude and […]

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Inhabited Exhibit

17 April 2023

A one-eyed woman with a hole in her neck, a hole-necked woman with daylight shining through, a transparent woman with a no-through uterus, a cul-de-sac woman with a legacy of no one, an unproductive woman who thinks too much, a woman with a full agenda and an empty diary, an empty woman who finds it […]

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Hers Was the Uterus

7 March 2023

Hers was the uterus that grew the foetus, and the ovum within it, that grew into me.   Hers were the hands that pressed my first clothes and held my wrist too tight crossing main roads.   Hers were the hands that tucked the top sheet so tight I couldn’t move beneath it – hands […]

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Night fishing

16 December 2022

These are my people – the men who cast their lines into nothing, hoping there is sea below them. I give them my eyes, where the red dots blinking on distant cranes refract, and wobble against the wet line. I give them each my own, unloved body. All of us are sat, waiting, for the […]

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