Art History Vol.9 Real Eyes See Real Lies, But Realer Eyes See The Self Told Lies
The mirror always has and always will be an accurate reflection of what we are. You can tell a million and one lies to the world and their friend,
but in the mirror, all that's ever reflected back is the truth.
You see it's easy to tell a lie and walk away, as those words are left in the past for someone else to fester on. But in the dark of night, in the quiet and lonely hours, that keep you up all night, you know exactly who you are and what you are.
Real eyes see real lies, but realer eyes see the self told lies because its only in the moments of self reflection that were able to break down to the basics that allow us to truly grow.
About The Writer
In my day to day work, I've spent close to 10 years working with some of London's most extreme young offenders. Working with them tirelessly in trying to create real opportunities for them, while trying to bring stability to the chaos that can be their world at times. I don't even call this work, as this is something I love doing, and thankfully my passion for it has helped many of these young people into much brighter circumstances.
If you'd like for me to give a talk to your class in regards to the issues that surround these young people or require consultancy for dealing with these young people then please feel free to get in contact.
Publications In Media
Made In Shoreditch Magazine 2018
Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019
UCL University Of London - Institute Of Education February 2019
Course entitled Criminal Journeys: The Individual and the Environment run by Prof Jane Hurry and Dr David Maguire. I Gave an in depth talk to students on the issues surrounding young people involved in crime.
No Knives Better Lives
Knife crime meeting held by Redbridge Youth Councillor Hannah Chowdhry please click here to view
Youth Violence Conference
Sat on a panel for City Gate's serious youth violence summit please click here
The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea- Unison Fundraiser for Black History Month
Recited one of my short stories as part of the event please click here to view
In partnership with Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture event, won a grant out of 160 applicants to put on an artistic event called Red Light Busking click here
My creative blog on fatherhood www.daddieslovetheirdaughters.com