"Telling you in advance from my snuggly hotel room, that I'm a very
sleepy Roswell and so this blog is going to be a little one. But it does
involve me whipping a latex-clad ponygirl onstage so I do hope you'll
Photos and video from my AM-Statik fashion show at the German Fetish Ball!
"I'm fascinated by psychology, though I studied sociology at A-level. The
problem with sociology, I found, was that addressing society as a whole
makes for some cringe-worthy generalisations and I resent hearing
things like "children from single parents are X% less likely to do XYZ".
Talk about a self-fulfilling prophecy!! We, the people, aren't
(usually) a mindless mass- we are individuals and everyone is affected
and shaped by different experiences and stimuli. I love and hate the
idea that the human mind is something we can unlock and manipulate,
provided we have the key."
I review 'Derren Brown's Apocalypse', in which he hypnotises a man into believing that the end of the world has come!!
"In 2008, a ten year-old Yemeni girl called Nujood Ali walked into a courtroom with four short words. "I want a divorce."
Now, this is usually the part where all the papers begin to wax lyrical about her big eyes, soft black hair and gentle features as if they're important so I'll skip it. Whether she was tall, short, slim or fat at the time, she was ten and married against her will. Nujood got the divorce she asked for, was named Glamour's Woman of the Year (along with her lawyer Shada Nasser) and her memoirs, published in 2009, were all set to pay for her schooling. So far, so good, so fairytale."
I write again for Feministing online magazine and this time, I ask what happens to the 'golden girls' of feminism away from the spotlight.
"It's a guilty pleasure and rather cathartic on a sleepy morning, to take
my coffee downstairs and vegetate in front of people with worse
problems and fewer teeth than me. My name's Roswell and I'm a Jeremy Kyle-o-holic (but please don't stop reading here- I draw the line at Jersey Shore.)"
I'm published in Feministing- an online magazine with a huge following, and this time I ask Jeremy Kyle why he insists on placing women back in the 50s!
"I arrived in Montreal officially a tumbleweed having left my hometown
just the previous day. It's a good thing most of the people were really
friendly and spoke English, as my French is embarrassingly awful and I
was in no condition to do much. A couple of nights (and days) sleep in
the hostel and it was time to start the show..."
A lot of behind-the-scenes images from my time in Montreal!