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On Nodding Terms

Posted on February 4, 2018

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Guess what?!

 

My podcast, Auspicious Plastic, has been selected as a finalist in the Frankie “Good Stuff” Awards!

 

I submitted an excerpt from “Episode 10“, featuring a conversation with dedicated diarist and digital publisher, Carrie King. Now it’s in the running for the ‘Writing + Podcast’ category.

 

And – The People’s Choice Award!

 

 

Hence an invitation: if you like what you hear, and you feel like supporting my wee podcast – and recognising the folk who’ve kindly shared their lovely stories with me over the past year – please click on this link to cast your vote for Auspicious Plastic.

 

 

Bobbing around out there on that roiling sea of podcasts, sometimes it can feel as if you’re in the boat alone, rendered invisible by thick fog and heavy swells. So it’s very nice to receive some acknowledgement. And an oar back to shore…

 

I’m really chuffed (and genuinely surprised!) to be selected as one of six finalists in the category.

 

And very grateful to everyone I’ve interviewed for the series so far, Cooperblack for the theme music and Studio Ink for the lovely logo design. And to my late Mum Margaret who inspired it all.

 

And of course, to everyone and anyone who’s listened to the series, and been touched it.

 

Congratulations and good luck to all the other finalists : )

POST UPDATED: Thank you to everyone who listened to – and voted for – Auspicious Plastic in the “People’s Choice” category, in the Frankie “Good Stuff” Awards! Voting closed on Feb 15 and the winners will be announced on April 5. Auspicious Plastic is one of six finalists in the ‘Writing + Podcasts’ category. Read more about the podcast (and the awards) on the Frankie website.

Pussy Riot: Casey Jenkins

Posted on September 20, 2016

When I watch ‘Vaginal Knitting’, the video of Casey Jenkins’ performance installation Casting Off My Womb, I see a powerful, graceful figure at work.   With her beatific smile, the artist looks like some kind of angel as she sits there, back perfectly straight, quietly going about the business of knitting, using wool she has buried deep inside her vagina…   The yarn hanging above her is so pearly white it shimmers: the only thing that’s missing from this picture is a pair of wings. Wings that in my opinion belong to a bit of a superhero…   A simulacrum of historic portraiture also erupts from this moment of looking: centuries cascade across the image. It becomes a critical reflection on the historic act…