Socially Minded

Here is the first article on my new website, My aim is to destigmatize mental health issues, by starting open conversations and looking at ways we can improve the diagnosis and treatment of so-called mental disorders. Sign-up to my new website for more info.

Socially Minded

Throughout this global pandemic, we have discovered that our health is not something that we should take for granted. It is not just our physical health, but our mental health that has taken a battering over the last two years. We have become even more isolated than before and it is not so easy integrating back into a society that has been forever changed.

Coupling this with the stigma surrounding mental health issues, it is no wonder that we are having problems reconnecting with the outside world. Even in the mental health industry, there is a long history of trying to fit everyone into neat little boxes – where the so-called ‘normal’ is an unreachable fantasy. Normalcy is a fine thread that we strive to keep together in order to fit into a society that has been imposed upon us. Who here would have actually chosen to live in a…

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My Meadow, Meine Wiese

For anyone who hasn't read it yet and has asked for it - here is the original poem once more. It was written in much more hopeful times and it is still a reflection of my current world view. My meadow stretches out before me; long and beautiful and green. I am captivated by her … Continue reading My Meadow, Meine Wiese

Burning Meadow, Brennende Wiese

Here is the long awaited sequel to My Meadow, Meine Wiese, in English and German. Safe to say, things didn't go as well as I hoped they would - and yes, it was my fault... She said what I did didn’t matter – but if it didn’t matter to her, then why has she shut … Continue reading Burning Meadow, Brennende Wiese

My Meadow, Meine Wiese

A short poem written in English and Deutsch for a lazy Sunday morning: My meadow stretches out before me; long and beautiful and green. I am captivated by her unbounded beauty, always surprised by how she makes me feel. Whenever I cast my eyes upon her, I can't help but sink further down. My heart … Continue reading My Meadow, Meine Wiese

The Never After

Here is an excerpt from my new book 'The Never After' which has been released today, exclusively on Amazon. It follows the story of Felicity James, who sets out on a journey to unlock the mysteries surrounding her own life after she suffers an unimaginable tragedy. She must work together with her friends in order … Continue reading The Never After

Modern Poetry – The Love of a Colour

The pain of it all could not even be imagined by the most empathetic onlooker. Who was the stranger who had cut me in half and abandoned me by the road? Every trace of her had been removed, every fibre, every atom and yet I could still feel her there - overshadowing every thought and … Continue reading Modern Poetry – The Love of a Colour

A Hibiscus Touch

A Short Story by Marijka Bright Fadwa had accepted her fate long ago, when she had decided to put love ahead of all else. She couldn’t know however, that her fate would catch up to her so soon. She stood, surrounded by angry faces; faces of those she knew and some she didn’t. How could … Continue reading A Hibiscus Touch

The Green Bottle

by Marijka Bright   A green bottle, kicked over in the rush, lay idly in the sunshine. Its contents had spilled onto the sand, grains coagulated beneath the neck of the bottle, and the moisture spread out radially from within. The sun's rays slowly began its process of evaporation and an odour of lemon and … Continue reading The Green Bottle

Critical Mass (A story in the 2nd person perspective)

Here is a piece I wrote a little while back, experimenting with writing in the 2nd person. It isn't an easy thing to do, as it is not the usual perspective that is used in writing - but if done well it can be very effective. I'll let you be the judge as to whether … Continue reading Critical Mass (A story in the 2nd person perspective)