What do cancer statistics really mean? In 2000 I was diagnosed with Stage 1 ovarian cancer. The statistics at the time stated that I had a 95% chance of surviving beyond five years. Although I did turn out to be one of those 95%, living for more than five years without a trace of cancer, … Continue reading Cancer statistics
Free Angela Davis - I remember seeing 1970s posters distributed all over my university campus raising awareness of the campaign to free the African American activist from the prison where she was being held because she’d purchased the gun that had killed a Californian judge. She was not present at the killing and was eventually … Continue reading Angela Davis
We’ve heard of the Magdalene Laundries in Ireland, homes for ‘fallen women’ - including unmarried mothers - who were subject to horrible sexual, physical and mental abuse. But what of the children? The recent discovery of a mass grave containing the bones of 800 babies and children at the site of the former Bon Secour … Continue reading Beyond the Grave
My article When Black is Not the Only Colour appeared in Open Democracy on 20th February 2017. It's an account of being too Black for the adoption agencies but not Black enough for the political campaigners.