Geoff’s story: ‘We ain’t seen nothing yet’.

Geoff works for the local council of a UK city; he is also a journalist and writer. We talked to him in August about volunteering during lock-down, how the pandemic is being handled, conspiracy theorists, the politics of the pandemic, and how the world is changing forever.  ‘I was thinking of talking about some volunteerContinue reading “Geoff’s story: ‘We ain’t seen nothing yet’.”

Anna’s story (part 2): ‘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. She shares some of her writing from April and May 2020 about coping with the lock-down, beingContinue reading “Anna’s story (part 2): ‘I may not be fine by the end of it, but I will at least be real’”

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’”

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”

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.”

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’.”