Keir’s story: ‘Everyone wants to record a piece of history’

Keir Gravil lives in Bristol and is an amateur photographer. He tells us his story of how documenting the Black Lives Matter demo in Bristol on 7th June saved him from lock-down despondency, his thoughts about what happened that day, how it has impacted him, and creating an iconic image. ‘The last three months haveContinue reading “Keir’s story: ‘Everyone wants to record a piece of history’”

Jamie’s story: Day 32

Jamie Richardson is a psychiatrist, writer and blogger from Leeds, UK, where he lives with his partner Sarah. When lock-down began on the 23rd March, he decided to dedicate his blog Self-Indulgent Twaddle to a daily update of his life and work. While much of his job could be carried out remotely at home andContinue reading “Jamie’s story: Day 32”

Kerry’s story: Black History Field Trip

On Sunday 7th June there was a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Bristol, where I live with my two children. Edward Colston’s statue, which has stood in the centre of Bristol for 125 years, was toppled by protesters, tied up with rope and dragged across the centre and dumped into the harbour; the harbour thatContinue reading “Kerry’s story: Black History Field Trip”

Ellis’s story: ‘Overall, my life hasn’t been affected that much’

Photo by Gijs Coolen on Unsplash Overall my life hasn’t been affected much. I didn’t realise how antisocial I was. When lock-down was announced my wife was a little panicked as were my kids. Me personally? Not so much. I work in a food distribution warehouse so I have to make sure all the shops are well stocked.Continue reading “Ellis’s story: ‘Overall, my life hasn’t been affected that much’”

Molly’s story: A story of school, a lost finger, and crowded isolation.

Photo by Dan Burton on Unsplash Molly is a senior member of staff at an inner city primary school, and the school’s SENCO (special educational needs co-ordinator). She has been working full time throughout lock-down, whilst the school has been open to vulnerable children and the children of key workers.  She is a single parent, and lives withContinue reading “Molly’s story: A story of school, a lost finger, and crowded isolation.”

Zoe’s story: ‘Where there is a will there’s a way’.

Zoe Sharam is a social worker and lives in Chudleigh, Devon with her two teenage sons. She supplemented her income by having lodgers until recently. She also has an adult son who lives close by with his partner. She has shared care of her children with her ex husband. Zoe used to be on theContinue reading “Zoe’s story: ‘Where there is a will there’s a way’.”

Morgan’s story: ‘I will leave a mark about these crazy times in my very own way’

© Morgan Charollois 2020 My name is Morgan, I’m a 35 year old dive instructor/ photographer/ scuba travel agent originally from France. I arrived in Bristol in September last year, after about 8 years travelling the world and working as a diver. So, for me, coming to England was already a big shock, as I’m anContinue reading “Morgan’s story: ‘I will leave a mark about these crazy times in my very own way’”

Kelly’s story: ‘Blessed, with a side order of guilt’

Photo by Erik McClean at Unsplash To fully understand I guess I need to tell a little of my back story.  I’m in my 40s, married with 2 wonderful children, but I’ve known hardship from a very young age. This has led to keeping my cupboards full as much as I can so my familyContinue reading “Kelly’s story: ‘Blessed, with a side order of guilt’”

Tracy’s Story – ‘Our keyworkers are being called heroes, but it sticks in my throat’.

‰© Tracy Vincent 2020 ‘I’ve been trying to process my mixed feelings of gratitude and horror, disgust, anger and frustration around how our NHS and other key workers have been treated, particularly Black/POC (people of colour) workers. The list of NHS workers from around the Midlands who have died ranges from Consultants and Doctors, toContinue reading “Tracy’s Story – ‘Our keyworkers are being called heroes, but it sticks in my throat’.”

Jude’s Story – Life jammed on rewind

Photo by Michael Heuss on Unsplash When you walked out last summer I thought I would never recover. You were the person I was sure I could spend the rest of my life with.  It was a huge shock and you finished with me in a very cruel, heartless way – but you know that. I didn’t haveContinue reading “Jude’s Story – Life jammed on rewind”