An article I co-authored – Psoriasis: The Skin I’m In – Development of a behaviour change tool to improve the care and lives of people with psoriasis – has been published in the CED (Clinical & Experimental Dermatology). It can be accessed from the Wiley online library here. It is an academic response to the research we conducted for our film Psoriasis; The Skin I’m In.
We are very excited to be collaborating with The WHO and The Presencing Institute to listen to the stories of change makers at all levels in the health sector worldwide and to create another storytelling film. We will take the key themes from these conversations and weave a narrative from their stories to shed light on what it means to be a change maker. Through the power of storytelling this film will inspire other potential change makers and provide inspiration for change.
My coaching work with Inchigo has made a very successful transition online, as have the immersions with TheOceanTree. Using and telling stories online has been surprisingly powerful. I’ve been using some new stories from one of my favourite storytellers Clarissa Pinkola Estes, and have enjoyed re-discovering some of the fantastic stories in the compilation “Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart” by Feldman and Kornfield. Even vocal work has made a good transition into the online world (who would have thought it!), and I’ve been having a lot of fun with clients as well as some really profound moments discovering what our voices have to tell us!
So pleased to be screening “Life Growing Up” with GHFF online program, alongside the brilliant documentary 5B. Its followed by a Q&A.
Ginny and I have been writing some songs before and during lockdown and had a chance to record a couple. This one is about Norfolk… I’m missing the salty sea and long walks on the windy beaches…. still tweaking but here’s a little preview!
Life Growing Up won best film in the Long Form under £5m category at the Charity Film Awards from a shortlist of 18 films. It was a surreal affair as the whole ceremony was broadcast live on Youtube during lockdown and we were watching at home, but big celebrations here when we won! Credit to all the amazing young people who shared their stories with us. Their courage has changed the way people think and feel about young people born with HIV. We couldn’t have made the film without their stories.
We are delighted to announce that we have just heard that we are finalists in the charity film awards for our film “Life Growing Up” – the true stories of young people in the Uk growing up with HIV. Please vote for us here… there is still time! And tune in to watch the Live digital broadcast of the virtual awards ceremony on Tuesday 21st April at 7pm by going the Charity Film Awards website.
Menopause is a really important Transition in a woman’s life. Meeting Menopause is a weekend to support and facilitate this transition in community with others, 1-3 May2020. Find out more here.
Live performance of Life Growing Up for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on HIV and AIDS, and the APPG on Mental Health. What an amazing journey to be presenting this story here…. now over to the policy makers….