Author Archives: JenSWight

If you do one thing today, buy a book

In these best and/or worst of COVID times, online shopping is having a heyday. Jeff Bozos’s wealth is estimated to have increased by $24bn from December 2019 to April 2020 thanks to all the people shopping on Amazon. If you have a few spare quid and feel like doing something great, why not buy a recently released […]

Outlook Interview

My interview with Emily at BBC World Service’s Outlook programme aired last week. On the BBC. World Service. I KNOW. Gwad, it’s weird to hear your own voice coming out of the radio. I am so glad to have been interviewed by the BBC and hope this will really help raise awareness of PPP and […]

Be The Change

When my sister, Jo, was three or four she had an accident. She was climbing up the outside of the bannisters, which she was expressly forbidden to do, and fell, catching her arm in between two of the uprights, breaking her arm badly. My parents took her to The Queen Elizabeth’s Children’s Hospital in Haggerston […]

Cause and effect

Follow my blog with Bloglovin My big sister has had severe schizophrenia for almost 30 years. When she was first ill and I was in my teens someone said something to me that I can still remember to this day. I was working in my first job at Hackney Community College and having lunch with three other […]

Any questions, please?

Last week, was my book launch. It was quite something, standing room only at the back. People even laughed. And in the right places too. I did the questions in a different way asking people to either write questions on paper or tweet with the #rattledlaunch. This was to encourage questions from less confident people, […]