I was interviewed by Kathy Caton for Out in Brighton, on 24th March 2016. The interview was great fun, and I also got to showcase three of my poems.
“Powered By Love 1”
This film is a series of snap shots of some of the activists, artists, performers and organisations I had the pleasure to meet during LGBT History Month, February 2016.
There was no pre- production to this film or budget. It is a spontaneous, personal journey of discovery of that month. I had an overwhelming response from people who wanted to contribute to this production from all corners of the LGBT community.
The diversity, talent and social pioneering present within the heart of LGBT community, far extends the realms of any film.
My hope is that this film resonates the aspirations of some of those pioneers, who campaign for equality and freedom of expression for the LGBT community, of which I am proud to be part.
My name is Trudy and I am a poem
I am the whisper in your ear,
The tap, tap tap on the window.
The unexpected letter.
I am your secret hope,
The best you wish for.
Laughter in your house,
I am the voice of Love.
Poetry expands our senses,
Brings out the best and worst
Transforms pain into grace
Makes us bigger people.
Hear the poem in your heart
Let it come out
It belongs to you entirely
It is your gift to yourself
Performing at LFest in July 2016
This is the time, the loose time,
When you make the choice to be good or bad.
This is the time…reckless,
When it doesn’t matter what your choice is.
Who cares, or knows, or gives a fuck
You can toss a coin, rely on good luck
It’s risky, free, and why not be
It’s all the spectrum of possibility
When things can go wrong,
Or, oh…so very right.
When you don’t know what will happen
At the beginning, middle, or end of the night.
The single life I wear it well
It can be funny, serious…or simply hell
Its good to be single, I like it a lot
Being single is simple. Being single is Hot.