I draw a lot on my family for inspiration, my grandmother in particular. I don’t really know why. I suppose she was just an inspiring kind of person. She was really nice and generous and funny and stylish. She taught me the fine art of thrifting. She was also totally bonkers (something which has definitely been passed down through the generations). I loved her a lot and I still think about her very often. I’m not going to stop writing about her anytime soon. Maybe never.
Recently, Rhona Nolan of Rose Tinted Uncertainty asked me to contribute an article towards her final year project at college called ‘Imitation of Man’. Naturally, I thought of my slacks-wearing Nan. I think it may be one of the best things I’ve ever written. I am immensely proud of it and I love the layout, which is inspired by the text. You can read the rest of Felt Magazine here. Go on, click it. I’ll wait here.