New YouTube videos on my own lived experience of narcissistic abuse

Hi folks. Over the last few months I’ve eased into making more and more videos about my own lived experience of narcisisstic abuse, in order to share what I’ve learnt over the years (decades actually!) with you. I’ve collated some of the videos I’ve made on YouTube into a new playlist, and I will be adding many more in the future. You can click on this link to access the playlist.

I’ve been through intensive trauma therapy and have undertaken extensive and detailed research into narcissism over the past few years, and I believe I have a slightly different take on things to some people and I want to share this information in particular with you. While a lot of the resources out there about narcissism are excellent, I find myself gravitating to those YouTube channels and experts who have lived experience of narcissistic abuse. I now want to add my own voice to this growing body of information, and I hope it helps people out there to spot narcissism sooner, as well as give you some tools to deal with it. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel if you are interested in this content, and hit the bell for notifications. I also now have a donate link via PayPal to support this important work and I would be very grateful for any donations you can make. Thanks for your ongoing support.

You can now donate to Feminist Confessional

You can now donate to Feminist Confessional via Paypal and help support my creative work on feminism, narcissistic abuse and my lived experience of trauma. I also make fun animal videos and spoken word poetry videos regularly. See the bottom of this post for the link to donate.

You can donate any amount as a one-off payment, or make a monthly payment. Thank you for supporting Feminist Confessional.

Click on this Paypal link to make a donation.

Taking a break

Dear followers, I’m going to be taking a short break. I work very hard here writing, making spoken word videos, and publishing and promoting everything. It takes up a lot of my time, and I need a break from the constant pressure to produce and perform (largely driven by the the dreaded algorithms that be). I had covid in April, and some other health problems have been ongoing since January. I need time out to address these and get my mind more enthusiastic about poetry and writing again. It won’t take too long, I’m just a bit burnt out. During this period, I’ll publish some older pieces, just to keep the blog going. See you soon, once I’m feeling refreshed!

As the World Burns, a new anthology from Indieblu(e) Publishing

This is me with my copy of As the World Burns by Indie Blu(e) Publishing, which arrived, somewhat miraculously for these times, in only a week from the UK. I’m so proud! I have three poems in this awesome anthology. You can buy a copy at Amazon or Book Depository. Please support indie writers, publishers and artists and purchase a copy of this important historical document of these challenging times.

New Anthology: As the World Burns

It has been an absolutely chaotic and challenging year, from the bushfires in Australia through to a terrifying and deadly global pandemic and ongoing political unrest and upheaval in the United States. Indie Blu(e) Publishing has produced an amazing anthology for these times. As the World Burns: Writers and Artists Reflect on a World Gone Mad brings together the work of 114 writers and artists reflecting on these intensely chaotic times.

It is both a story of survival and an act of resistance. “We speak with many voices, to the damage wrought in these violent, fevered months. Let us never forget or turn away, from what is just, what is necessary, to keep light alive in this world.”

(As the World Burns product description)

Three of my poems have been published in this anthology. To read them, alongside the work of 113 other gifted writers and artists, please purchase a copy at Book Depository, or at Amazon.

iamb wave four

Photos of twenty poets featured in iamb wave four

iamb is the brainchild of poet Mark Antony Owen and is, in his own words, “part library of poets, part quarterly journal[…] ‘iamb’ is where established and emerging talents are showcased side by side. Not just their words, but their readings of them.”

November 1 saw the launch of iamb wave four, a collection of 60 poems by 20 living poets. The poems appear in both written form and as audio recordings, alongside profiles of each poet.

I was lucky enough to be included in iamb’s fourth wave, along with some very qualified, published and awarded poets. As a fledgling, self-taught poet, I feel particularly honoured to be part of wave four of iamb.

To read and listen to the recordings of my three poems and view my iamb profile, click here. You can check out the rest of wave four here, and while you’re at iamb, please do explore the previous waves of poets featured there. Mark also has a dedicated section on his SoundCloud channel of all the iamb audio recordings, if you prefer to listen to your poetry.

iamb is a wonderful poetry project and repository, and has been beautifully curated, styled and presented by Mark Antony Owen. Please do take the time to visit it.

(iamb image courtesy of Mark Antony Owen – used with permission)