Is trauma a big deal?
Jul07

Is trauma a big deal?

‘Is trauma a big deal? That experience was a long time ago get over it? But look at you now! You look great you are successful so what’s your problem? Stop grabbing attention you’ll be fine. It will all be OK in the morning, you see’ Over the years these are just a few of the things ‘friends’ have said to me when I’ve tried to speak to them about childhood traumas, to the extent where I choose never to talk about my issues from fear...

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BBCNews 24 adoption interview
Jul04

BBCNews 24 adoption interview

BBCNews 24 broadcaster Jane Hill interviews Dr John Simmonds from CoramBAAF and Joy Carter (comedian and Adoption Arena CEO) to discuss the latest interracial adoption controversy about a Sikh couple being turned down by a UK adoption agency and the wider implications and complexities of interracial UK adoption.     In 2015 only 79 children were adopted from overseas to the UK which I believe is disgraceful. Why? Does the...

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Changing Education narratives
Jul03

Changing Education narratives

The second Tri – Borough Virtual School Conference attracted renown speakers such as Lisa Cherry, Dr Karen Treisman and Karl Wall. I was privileged not just to be attending this pioneering project but also to be speaking at it. As an adopted child I can testify to the sheer pressure of learning and achieving at school when the world that you live in contains extreme levels of trauma and attachment issues.  In this blog I have captured...

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