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Magical people

A homeless woman sat on the floor of my nearest underground station every day and night for about 5 years. One day I was on my travels, I no longer saw her. As they days went by my worries escalated. I had not known her, spoken to her but every now and then I would hand her change and tell her to stay safe. I wonder why I took on that responsibility-why did I see such hardship in her eyes? I wanted to do something, but I thought I was unable to. Researching homelessness I came across an organisation (which stood for the right things). I now permenantly work there with homeless and vulnerable adults. Talking to them, creating with them and most importantly, listening to them. Be vigilant, as some homeless people carry the stereotypical view, yet others flee for different reasons (domestic violence, mistreatment etc). Some of my members have burdened the deepest opressions of life. Yet, still have the care to smile- and the belief in magic. There are beautiful,BEAUTIFUL people in …

Attraction:Ten-8 Photographic Journal

I completed a voluntary position at the Stuart Hall Arts Library. I have always been fond of the library since the archive, space and location is all to my liking. I thought taking on this position will not only aid me with my research but also my personal journey of stepping out of my reclusive bubble. The interview went well but most definitely could of gone better. Its just so difficult for me to communicate how much I want something when I’m so passionate about it. Do you guys ever feel that way? Luckily, I got the position and was immediately amazed by the magnitude of the collection. Whilst handling books, periodicals and exhibition catalogues that were older than I (by decades), an instant sense of belonging rushed over me. To go in to a library that caters directly to your interests is the most amazing experience. Though most of the voluntary work depended upon organisation, we were able to look at the collections and note down what intrigued us. Whilst organising the Journals, I …