I am the daughter of an ex-RAF officer, who died 2011 from terminal liver disease.
My life began in Libya but I was born in the South West of England.
Some years ago I revisited Africa, away from the tourist trail, and saw that women still beat their laundry over stones at wells.
Imagine having to do this whilst trying to feed a family and ensure they get some semblance of an education. Their children often have to walk for miles, whilst we stand and moan about the frequency of public transport.
Am I politically motivated? For sure, I feel privileged to have been born a western woman, at liberty to pursue my goal of becoming a published writer.
In 2013 I graduated from university with a Bachelors degree in Creative Writing and prefer to write poetry, prose, short and non-fiction.
My poem ‘Seeing Things’ won The MSF Silver Award for a poem in response to visual stimulus.
It is unlikely I will publish any of my best work here because it is reserved for literary submissions.
Best Regards Talia. B.A. Hons. CWsin