Atop Olympus

Coiled in shadows, concealing agendas of fibs and fables – Venomous tongues, sibilating vowels and consonants forming non-existent meaning, Stinging media mouths; coughing up pretensions of protection, Vomited into open lips of the hungry, who consume but will never be full. Starving stomachs craving sustenance, yet rarely receiving; Writhing in pain, falling by the wayside, … Continue reading Atop Olympus

How can we drive down knife crime attacks?

On Monday night, a 16-year-old boy became the tenth young victim of knife crime in London this year.  Two weeks ago, a 17-year-old became the ninth victim and just 24 hours before him, another 17-year-old was stabbed to death for 'disrespecting another boy' by talking to his girlfriend. It is not surprising to learn that … Continue reading How can we drive down knife crime attacks?

Self Harm: Shaniqua’s Story

I remember being in my early teenage years and feeling sick and tired of the pain that I was suffering at the hands of someone that cared about - along with his friends to back him up.  I'd already had others who had hurt me.  There had already been a number of times when I'd … Continue reading Self Harm: Shaniqua’s Story

The Self-Harm Issue

A couple of months ago, I read an article on The Guardian website about self-harm and I was shocked to the core about how commonplace it is among young people.  Self-harm really is more common than we think and it is becoming more prevalent. According to a World Health Organisation collaborative study, the last decade … Continue reading The Self-Harm Issue