Ticking the boxes

I wrote this a couple of months as a submission for Issue 5 of the incredible Drawn Poorly Zine. Drawn Poorly is a Manchester-based project providing arts opportunities focused on chronic illness, disability and mental health conditions. Issue 5 invited people to submit words, art and photography that explored the theme of "FOMO" Fear Of … Continue reading Ticking the boxes

Abrasion

I wrote this essay-style post as a submission for a zine. It wasn't quite the right fit for them but it's a response to the theme of 'abrasion' as it relates to the body and mind. Abrasion as a pain, a wound, friction, the scraping away of skin, a spot of raw flesh, a badly healed … Continue reading Abrasion

Adjusting

adjustverb UK​ /(MAKE CHANGES)​: to change something slightly, especially to make it more correct, effective, or suitable: e.g."If the chair is too high you can adjust it to suit you." I've been practicing the art of adjustment lately as part of my ongoing efforts to adapt to the 'new normal' I'm presented with. I'm trying to adjust to the fact that I'm doing 'alright for Liv' rather than … Continue reading Adjusting