Water Body, River Body, Swimming, Sewage, Sea

Water Body River Body Swimming Retching Stinging Sleeping Water Body River Body Swimming Sewage Sea This post and the drawings/photos in it reflect on my recent experience of digestive issues and hospital treatment, alongside increasing media coverage of the release of sewage into our rivers and seas, and my own river/sea swimming. See this earlierContinue reading “Water Body, River Body, Swimming, Sewage, Sea”

Wetlands and Wellbeing: Queer Perspectives on Blue Health

I’ve recently been in contact with Helena Russo, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead at British Canoeing. Helena got in touch after a colleague heard about Queer River through my piece in Nick Hayes’ most recent book The Trespassers Companion. Helena’s colleagues at British Canoeing are themselves involved in work around river access (see this recentContinue reading “Wetlands and Wellbeing: Queer Perspectives on Blue Health”

Why Queer?

In my naming of this piece of research, it’s not so much that I am calling the river itself Queer, but my orientation towards it: ‘To queer something is to take a look at its foundations and question them…’ Charlie Glickman- Queer is a Verb I want to explore how we can alter our perceptionsContinue reading “Why Queer?”