Entries by Rebecca Stonehill

A Year of Reading Authors of Colour

I decided towards the end of 2020 that in 2021 I would read books only by authors of colour / BAME authors. I made this decision after realising that only a tiny proportion of my shortlisted favourite books from 2020 fell into the BAME category. I was pretty shocked to discover that and considered that […]

Big Girls Do Cry…A Lot

I am delighted to welcome on to the blog today Mphilo Mauncho, a twenty-year old student who lives in Nairobi, Kenya. In the following piece – Big Girls Do Cry – A Lot – Mphilo writes courageously about identity, belonging and the creative tools she has used to work with anxiety. It couldn’t be more […]

📚Top Ten Books of 2020📚

I read quite a lot of books, so it wasn’t at all easy to narrow this list down to ten. I have also discovered the joys of audiobooks this year which has significantly bumped up my book intake. I spent some time writing out my long list, crossing several off, adding a few back on […]

Creative Writing in Prison

Tilda Bowden is a friend from my Nairobi days who was in my writing group over there, The Turaco Tree Writers. In recent years, Tilda has been going into a women’s prison to run creative writing and poetry workshops. I invited her onto the blog to find out more about this important work she has […]

♡ Love Letters ♡

I wanted to write a quick post about this amazing initiative, The World Needs More Love Letters. The concept is simple: each month people from around the globe can nominate somebody they know who is suffering in some way (eg illness, bereavement, depression, loss of job or confidence). They write a paragraph about them which […]