If confidence came in a capsule I’d pop a pill every day. I’d have no qualms about becoming dependent on a tablet. I’d happily become addicted. If it was available on the NHS so much the better but hell, I’d probably contentedly descend into debt to pay for it if I had to.
I’m already obsessed with Alyssa Edwards’ Dancing Queen – so here’s my top ten life lessons I’ve learned from the Queen.
As long as you’re not shoving your content down the throats of unwitting consumers then a little self-promotion can go a long way. Having your own YouTube channel can be a highly effective way of sharing your own work and getting it out there.
Do I care about the change of name from Tricycle to Kiln? Do I buggery. The name, even at 7 years old, always felt quaintly old-fashioned and twee.
Putting a piece of writing or a performance out into the world is like taking your new born baby and chucking it into a bear pit and letting everyone have a go at it while you watch, unable to help.
All seven books on my bedside table are non-fiction. They range from books I’m studying for various courses I’m taking, books by other writers I’ve enjoyed, or books that have been recommended to me
When we’re walking the same streets, facing the same challenges, going to the same places every day we start to lose sight of the bigger picture. Take a step back and view it from a distance – see how far you’ve come and how much has changed.
It’s important to realise that help is available and it should not be thought of as a sign of weakness – if you injured your body you’d go to the doctor. Treat your mental health the same way.
Work has a way of completely absorbing me sometimes and it can be difficult to see the wood for the trees, let alone see the different paths within the wood
Tribalism is coded into our DNA. As humans we have, for centuries, arranged ourselves into clans – we lived, hunted, and died together as groups, mainly geographically to begin with but as we have evolved we herd together according to class, gender, geography and, crucially for the creative, interests.