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My blog is one of my artworks

This website started as my Blog and has grown from there. The Blog has been my largest and longest running art project and is very dear to my heart! It’s at over 1,000 posts, and averages about 4,000 page views a month.

I understand my world through writing and art. I’ve been writing poetry since I was introduced to it as a child, and have kept extensive journals since I was 14. I share to break down stereotypes, to show that however strange someone like me may seem at first, I am like everyone else, simply human, facing all the same joys and challenges in my own way. I share to claim my own truths, tell my own stories, because people like me are so often voiceless, so often written about rather than heard.

Blogging has been a complex and fascinating process of making some of that process public. There’s both a tension and a freedom in living so publicly. I know that some of who I am and what I’ve come through bewilders people. Without honesty, we’re left with myths. I also know there’s many people out there with these experiences who feel the way I once felt – so profoundly alone it was like being the very last one of my species. Loneliness like that can be life-threatening. I challenge cultural taboos about what should remain private and unspoken, and in doing so other people find they are not the only one. This shifting of the ground between private and public, exploring taboos and exposing my very personal experiences in ways that support community and connection is a key aspect of my art practice.

Why do I write it? 

Because I hear it is a useful resource. Sometimes people contact me about particular posts or tell me this blog has saved their life, which is deeply moving. I do not advertise or sell through this blog, so sometimes people send a donation to say thank you for my time. You can find out ways to support me here.

“I am an artist… I am here to live out loud” -Emile Zola

How to explore it?

Find the latest Blog posts here, or explore a random Blog post.

To find my Top Articles about a specific topic, try these links:

Use the Blog Topics to help you find all articles on one theme, such as all poetry, or use the search box at the end of every page, it’s pretty good.

To start from the beginning, go to What am I up to at the Moment? from 1 August, 2011.

FAQ:

Q. Do you mind if I share your Blog post?
A. You’re welcome to, this is a public Blog. I exercise creative commons attribution, non commercial, no derivatives copyright over all the work on this Blog. This means:

  • Reblogging is welcome. All posts (articles) have Reblog and Press This options at the end.
  • Sharing on social media is welcome. There are many options provided at the end of posts.
  • I am happy for anyone to print and keep posts for their own personal use.
  • If you wish to use my work in a commercial setting, such as teaching or therapy, you need my permission. This is a common request and I am very accommodating, ideally you will offer to support me in some way.
  • If you want to reproduce my posts in full somewhere, you need my permission.
  • If you want to reproduce and edit or modify my posts somewhere, you need my permission.
  • If you wish to share an image from this blog, without the context of a post, you need my permission.

Reblogging, sharing, and commenting are also welcome for those with diverse opinions, including criticism, disagreeing, and sharing different experiences. 🙂 This does not include abuse.

Q. Why do some links take me to sarahkreece.blogspot.com?
A. I started this Blog on blogger, then after two years moved it across to wordpress. A few old posts still have backlinks to the original site.

Q. Where do you get your images?
A. Most of the pictures on here I’ve taken myself. These are all watermarked to discourage theft. 🙂 The rest I usually find on royalty free stock photo sites such as rgbstock.

Q. Why is your Blog called ‘Holding my childhood to ransom’?
A. It’s a line from a song by Nick Cave, one of my favourite artists.