Essays

This is a selection of some of the short pieces I’ve written for various sources, mostly for the Spoonie Authors Network

ON THE BODY
This is the first piece I wrote for the Spoonie Authors Network, and I wrote it in response to an exchange with a friend where my body insecurity showed itself.

MORITURI TE SALUTANT
I wrote this in response to my brother-in-law’s assisted death after a long, hard fight with cancer.

THE STORY CARVED INTO MY FLESH
Another piece about my complicated relationship with my body and the changes that cancer made to it.

FLYING THE COLOURS
This is a piece I wrote about the experience of finally getting a tattoo to accentuate the lines of the scar on my leg.

ONE MOMENT BECOMING ANOTHER
I wrote this piece as a response to the loss of my sister to cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how a simple phrase from a dream I had managed to provide me with some small comfort.