This is a question concerning sofas. I want a really fuck-off good one. This is the one item of furniture I am willing to spend £££ on because I wanna be sitting, eating lying and shagging comfortably on it for 15 years MINIMUM. What are the good brick and mortar sofa stores?
I simply can't fathom buying a sofa online when I haven't sat on it?? No website links unless you can personally vouch for the comfort and sturdiness of the sofa yourself. I don't want an IKEA sofa either. Okay, dassit. Go!
I know I know, instant gratification generation, Amazon Prime has warped our expectations, quality products take time, sitting on the floor builds character but I can't believe I wont be chilling on the sofa til 2022 what is thissssss

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9 Sep
So I want to offer some thoughts on rejection as 1) a full time artist who necessarily experiences plenty of it myself and 2) someone who has had the simultaneous privilege and agony of having to select candidates for various opportunities.
It sounds like an empty platitude when ppl say how tough it is to make these decisions but baby, it’s the TRUTH. It is long & complicated weighing up who the best people are for any opportunity. Lots of talented folk + relatively few prestigious opps = lots of thwarted dreams.
I've sat w artists run ragged by the constant chorus of 'no's they keep receiving. I know that any no I might give could be the final no that makes s/o give up on their art. This shit hangs heavy in my heart. It makes me feel nauseous and fraudulent and in need of a long nap.
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14 Mar
In the midst of current events, I want to offer some thoughts on gendered violence. Please know that 1) I'm not afraid of different opinions & multiple things can be true at once. 2) I'm not interested in being ‘right’, I'm interested in things getting better for all of us.
We must think carefully about what we want when we ask men to step up and do the work. We must accept they will be coming with the reprehensible things they have done and still do. We cannot ignore these acts but we also cannot insist that people are forever stained by them.
If we're waiting for only the most exemplary of men to step forward, we will wait forever. They don’t exist. Is it useful to ask people to hold their transgressions out for the world and demand they continually self flagellate? Shame is not a useful or humane self corrective.
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22 Jan
As someone who was a City Poet I know all too well the difficulty of balancing the integrity of my own standards with the civic imperatives of accessibility. Amanda smashed it, wrote something that moved millions of people and performed with remarkable warmth and poise.
If it's not good enough for certain folks and their MFA sponsored sensibilities, so be it: no piece of art can hit the mark for everyone. She's not beyond critique or the discernment of her fellow writers, but let's be concessionary to the context of the occasion.
Me? I've written a lot of twee shit in my role as City Poet and under commission for various companies. Someone more strict about their artistic output may think such compromises are untenable. More power to them. Not all of us have the luxury or desire to work with that metric.
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22 Oct 19
Inspired by @divanificent's post on fees and payment as a freelancer, I just wanted to offer some hints and tips. This is hard earned knowledge over eleven years of freelance work. If this helps at least one person then I’m happy. Grab a pen and paper, let's do this!
@divanificent This is based on a career in performance poetry which has bled into theatre, festivals, corporate gigs, journalism, workshop facilitation and more. The union guidelines for diff. types of writers vary, so none of this is strict gospel.
@divanificent This goes for people who are at a semi professional or professional level. Hard to define, but let’s say you’ve been paid for your work for over three years and gain at least a third of your income from it as a rough benchmark.
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21 Apr 19
I'm getting very (very VERY) bored of this petulant and uniquely millennial argument that posh white women (or any other 'majority' for that matter) making things is not 'representative'. Its boring, faux woke bollocks and here's why.…
PWB has never claimed to make a universal piece of work that speaks to all female experience. A lot of her writing subtly satirises this type of asinine feminism-lite thinking in the first place. Stop looking at all art by women and holding it to impossible moral standards.
I am a black woman whose experience diverges in many ways to the Fleabag, or Hannah from Girls and other such shows that Woke Twitter attack with such disproportionate venom. But I still find many things in them funny, interesting & relatable.
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