(Being grateful in 2020) Published for The Everyday Magazine in December 2020. Maybe I am a masochist, because the invitation to write a piece about what I am grateful for, in this year of all years, was too good an opportunity to pass up. You don’t need me to tell you that 2020 has been […]Read More Fail we may, sail we must.
Esther is a film maker and single parent in her late forties who lives in Bristol with her sons, Joe, 11 and Alex, who is 14 and autistic. She home-schools both of her children. ‘At the beginning of lock down I was really fucking bereft, I thought ‘shit, I cannot do this, I really cannot […]Read More Esther’s Story: ‘Do you remember, the sky was so clear?’
‘I MAY NOT BE FINE BY THE END OF IT, BUT I WILL AT LEAST BE REAL’ Anna Halsall lives in inner London, with her partner, who is a GP, their 1 year old and her 9 year old from her previous relationship. As lock-down started she was just returning to work from maternity leave. […]Read More ANNA’S STORY (PART 2):
Anna is a life coach for parents and has shared some of her journal entries with 19 Stories. Here is the first of her two entries into the pandemic archive. Anna Halsall lives in inner London, with her partner, who is a GP, their 1 year old and her 9 year old from her previous […]Read More Anna’s story: An army of mothers
Jamie Richardson shared his story with 19 Stories yesterday. A day in lock-down for a psychiatrist grappling with PPE for the first time. You can read it here. Jamie is a fellow blogger, and has dedicated his blog Self-indulgent Twaddle to chronicalling his experience of lock-down. The whole point of 19 Stories is to provide […]Read More 19 Stories: Jamie’s story
In late April, I asked my Facebook friends to share their experiences of being single or in a couple during lock-down for an article I was writing. So many people replied, wanting to tell their story, that I realised there was a need for a platform for us all to share our experiences, one that […]Read More 19 Stories: Everybody has one