The First Day...

Missing my period

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 20 September 2017

Two years ago, I started the menopause - about 15 years before I expected to if it had been natural, which affects around 5% of women. I had no choice. But one benefit, I had thought would be never having to have a period again.

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The Privilege of Mental Ill Health in 2017 #MentalHealth

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 06 August 2017

I am currently in the middle of what might have previously been called a nervous breakdown. I have faced some life situation adversities in the last few years that have collectively triggered a major episode of anxiety disorder for me. 

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#MentalHealth - My Road to Healing

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 05 August 2017

I'm embarking on an escape. I need to leave the claustrophobia of London and the South East and feel some gentle freedom in the green and pleasant fields outside the anchor of the M25.

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My lesbian soundtrack for the year of healing: 2017 #MentalHealth

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 05 August 2017

It's been the music of the Indigo Girls especially that has played a large part in helping me reconnect and re-identify with parts of myself I thought I had lost. Parts of myself that existed before all the bad stuff happened. It has been wonderful. Their music, some of it around 30 years old is still as touching, meaningful, important and revolutionary as it ever was.

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Performing @ L Fest 2017

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 05 August 2017

I remember my first L Fest in 2013 and watching the amazing poet and author Jackie Kay perform on the arts stage. She has always been a role model of mine. I thought, one day I would like to be on this stage performing to the L fest crowd.

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Is Monogamy Dead... or just Love as we know it? (Book review and interview with Rosie Wilby)

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 25 July 2017

Rosie Wilby's new book Is Monogamy Dead (released 3 August 2017 by Accent Press) explores some of the biggest questions about love in modern times in a smart, accessible, humorous, compassionate way.

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#MentalHealth Happier Katie + proud art brush holder =

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 20 July 2017

One of the things that triggers my anxiety is that I start to have an existential crisis when think about all the words I'll never get to read or write, the music I'll never get to hear, the cultures and landscapes I won't experience, the food I won't taste or the art I won't see or paint. 

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The LBQ Key Performance Indicators - How many exes are you friends with?

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 20 July 2017

Many of my "exes" have merged so seamlessly into wonderful nurturing friendships, that I don't need to dwell on the fact we were once lovers. 

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Breaking up with Radio 1

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 17 July 2017

I always knew this day would come, but for many years I feared it would come before I was ready. 

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The First Day... The First post

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 12 July 2017

I've decided to rename this blog The First Day, because I been thinking a lot about new beginnings. Each day is the First Day of the rest of your life, and no matter what happens yesterday or the day before we can wake up every morning with the chance to start again. 

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Chilling at the Chillar

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 15 October 2016

The adventure begins with not being able to find the entrance. It's one of those "in the know" scenarios, as it's not signpsoted where to park or access the main entrance to the Rio Chillar hike. It's less than ten minutes from the coastal town of Nerja.

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Bambu - a treat of a retreat

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 12 October 2016

I've stayed at Bambu before but this is my first time as a solo traveller. I knew it would be the perfect spot to flex my solo travelling muscles though, as the warm welcome from the hosts (despite getting lost on the drive by around 30 minutes) and other guests immediately put me at ease.

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It's time for #ShesInLondon

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 04 September 2016

I am super excited to announce the FREE release of #ShesInLondon - the first UK based LBQ web series. 

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Theatre Review: Rosie Wilby's Conscious Uncoupling

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 20 August 2016

As audiences have come to expect and appreciate from Rosie's thematic one woman shows, there's a joyous mix of humour, tragedy, music, commentary and story telling.

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It's time... for #ShesInLondon

Posted by Katie Margaret Hall on 19 August 2016

Thank you to all our supporters and fans that have made 'She's in London' such a big success... and we are delighted to announce that the time has come for us to set the series free into the big wide world and have the OFFICIAL global FREE launch of the series.

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