Alexandre Dumas: An Original Writer of Colour

by Glen Chisholm A new generation of viewers are being introduced to the swashbuckling adventures of D’Artagnan and his friends and brothers in arms Athos, Porthos and Aramis. Many will know their motto, “All for one, One for all” as their adventures are played out in the BBC’s new Sunday night family drama series. The… Read More

From Birth to Death – Our #NHS

by Glen Chisholm By the law of averages it is highly unlikely that if you’re reading this in the UK, that you have had no experience of the NHS. I’ve had many myself; from being born in an NHS hospital to trips for sports injuries over the years, from treatment for a heart problem to… Read More

Being Mixed Race: Am I A Human Rorschach Test?

by Glen Chisholm Just last week I was standing at a bus stop when a gentleman; a complete stranger came and joined me. Nothing unusual about that, we then politely nodded at each other and a conversation started up. Me: “Evening” Stranger: “Evening” Me: “it’s still quite warm isn’t it” Stranger: “yes it is”; pause;… Read More

Depression doesn’t discriminate

by Glen Chisholm Depression doesn’t discriminate it can affect anyone of any race, age, class or background. In fact 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem over the course of a year. Suicide is the most common cause of death in men under 35 years old but Depression is… Read More