I am a 22 year old Creative Writing student at The University of Greenwich, originally from Bristol. I write poetry, short stories, blog and am also currently working on a novel. My work is more often than not inspired by personal experiences in a big way; I grew up in a council estate on the edge of Bristol in a single parent family, and when I was about 14 my Mum got ill, and was eventually diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. She sadly passed away in November 2012, which caused me to go through a period of depression, and then start to look at life in a different way. Writing has always been a therapy for me, ever since I was in secondary school and was picked on, and to this day it continues to help me in times of trouble and emotion.