President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said “The only thing to fear is fear itself”. Present Roosevelt was a very wise man. Often the worst part of any situation is the fear that accompanies it. We…

Collaborative feminist zine-making - Zines! a crafty feminists event.

Interested? Keep an eye on #zines inspirewithhope at twitter.

Get involved!

Original blurb:

Come prepared to write/ draw/ etc!* Bring ideas and/or stuff you’ve already created, if you’d like.

Collaborative feminist zine! Whee! All feminists welcome.

Let’s be supportive of each other, act in good faith, listen to each other and challenge shitty behaviour, including when we “didn’t mean it that way”.
Let’s work together and start creating something that excites us all.
Let’s see what happens. :)

If you’re able/willing to host this event, please text/email me. Otherwise I will arrange a suitable venue for our zine-making.

More information to follow…

*Anything you can do on paper that can then be reproduced with a photocopier! :)

Collaborative feminist zine-making - Zines! a crafty feminists event.

Interested? Keep an eye on #zines inspirewithhope at twitter.

Get involved!

Original blurb:

Come prepared to write/ draw/ etc!* Bring ideas and/or stuff you’ve already created, if you’d like.

Collaborative feminist zine! Whee! All feminists welcome.

Let’s be supportive of each other, act in good faith, listen to each other and challenge shitty behaviour, including when we “didn’t mean it that way”.
Let’s work together and start creating something that excites us all.
Let’s see what happens. :)

If you’re able/willing to host this event, please text/email me. Otherwise I will arrange a suitable venue for our zine-making.

More information to follow…

*Anything you can do on paper that can then be reproduced with a photocopier! :)

Last night, I read Floella Benjamin’s Coming to England.

It’s brilliant, it made me cry. Such vivid descriptions, such touching storytelling… Most of my experience seems to be really different from hers, except that my parents taught me that education was more important than anything else to get on in life too. As a result, I have lots of class privilege. I’ve gone a very different route from that endorsed by educational institutions, but my love of learning gets even stronger every day.

I haven’t experienced much overt racism in my life, but some of her words resonated with me; I’ve experienced it as a kind of helpless sadness and terrible anger at a deep injustice.

I recommend this book!

More books I want to read…

Last night, I read Floella Benjamin’s Coming to England.

It’s brilliant, it made me cry. Such vivid descriptions, such touching storytelling… Most of my experience seems to be really different from hers, except that my parents taught me that education was more important than anything else to get on in life too. As a result, I have lots of class privilege. I’ve gone a very different route from that endorsed by educational institutions, but my love of learning gets even stronger every day.

I haven’t experienced much overt racism in my life, but some of her words resonated with me; I’ve experienced it as a kind of helpless sadness and terrible anger at a deep injustice.

I recommend this book!

More books I want to read…

Experimental homemade choconana ice-cream

- Vegan (dairy-free, egg-free, honey-free)
- Wheat-free & gluten-free
- Soya-free
- Nut-free option

In blender:
Bananas, chopped
Cocoa powder
Rice milk

Blend!

Pour into a freezable container (preferably one that has a lid for later).
Put in freezer.
Stir it a lot every 15-30 minutes.
Repeat until it’s ice-cream. (You can go by the texture).

Ta-da!


Musings:

You can make lots of different kinds at once and experiment until you get it just how you like it.

I didn’t put much rice milk in mine, so it was quite a thick mixture to start.

In addition, I did a nutty version, with peanut butter added after blending and then blending the mix again. The peanut version became ice-cream a lot faster (about 2 hours); I think the added fat helped, perhaps. I prefer the taste of the choconana one though, so maybe next time I’ll just add some oil. Oh, I want to make it with hemp milk, that would add some fat. I could add some flaxseed too.

Oh, and I’m going to make one with coconut milk if the bins give me bananas tomorrow.

NOM!

Update: I take it back, I like the one with peanut butter better! It’s so creamy and just more ice creamy and REALLY YUM. I’m pretty impatient to try it with homemade hemp milk. *Fidgets*

Kindness of strangers

I’ve been a bit rubbish about telling people this, so I’m putting it out here.

I’m going to be homeless in a week. Scary. (Yes, I’m terrified).

Here’s my couchsurfing profile in case you have crash space.

If you have storage space instead / also, that’s ace. Let me know?

Thanks

inspirewithhope AT gmail DOT com

Writing habits

I’ve not written here for a while, but…

I’m writing lots in my journal.
I’m experimenting with different journalling styles, with a view to some collaborative writing stuff too.
I’m playing with some ideas for novels.
I started re-writing the Rent screenplay in my head.
I created a zine called Brazen (I’m not sure if it’s finished yet) last month.
I’m writing poetry for another zine or three I’m making.
I’m keeping an eye out for writing jobs.
I’ve written some sort of penpal correspondence.
I have a writing buddy.

I’m writing letters to prisoners.

Animal Rights Prisoner Support (ARPS) is a voluntary group which supports those campaigners who, as a result of their efforts to prevent innocent animals being caged, abused and killed, are themselves jailed because of their selfless acts on behalf of those who cannot speak up for themselves.

I’m writing letters to prisoners.

Animal Rights Prisoner Support (ARPS) is a voluntary group which supports those campaigners who, as a result of their efforts to prevent innocent animals being caged, abused and killed, are themselves jailed because of their selfless acts on behalf of those who cannot speak up for themselves.

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I am more in love than I can find words to express.

^_^

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I am more in love than I can find words to express. ^_^
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