Me and Shon Faye

I spoke to the incredibly impressive Shon Faye as part of a series of talks at Engine. You can watch the hour conversation here, or read Jack Cartwright’s write up of the session below. Shon Faye, a brilliant write and LGBTQ+ campaigner joined Engine for the latest Engine Presents event. With David Blackett, Senior StrategistContinue reading “Me and Shon Faye”

Pinkwashing in advertising

For Pride Month I wrote about Pinkwashing and how brands can show shallow support for the LGBTQ+ community whilst behind the scenes doing work that is actively harmful. The article ran on Little Black Books and Creative Pool. Horrendous rainbow suits are on sale, brands have momentarily added some multicoloured pizzazz to their logos and,Continue reading “Pinkwashing in advertising”

David Blackett (me) in The Guardian talking about Disney World!

A few years ago (just before I took a break from writing) I was commissioned to write a travel piece for adults about to visit the happiest place on Earth. I love Disney, adults and the amount of attention that getting published in The Guardian gave me. Ideal work really. I was also commissioned toContinue reading “David Blackett (me) in The Guardian talking about Disney World!”

A wedding that shouldn’t happen (or should it?)

I was given a brief to write a best man’s speech for a wedding that shouldn’t happen. This is what I wrote. I did not hear from the brief giver again. Enjoy! Sally. Jack. I am so honoured to be here today and to be able to give you this speech.  I can’t tell youContinue reading “A wedding that shouldn’t happen (or should it?)”

Where will you die in the office?

I threw these words together after reading far too much Click Hole showing that I am both adaptable and HILARIOUS. We’ve all considered taking our lives before, during and after a slog at the office. But where is the best place? Thankfully HP has the answer. A recent survey commissioned by HP and conducted byContinue reading “Where will you die in the office?”

What straight people can learn from gays

In response to “Six sex and love lessons straight couples can learn from gay relationships,” by esteemed sex column veteran Tracey Cox I wrote about the seven things straight people could actually learn about from us gays for Vice. Read the full article here and if you speak Danish and really wish it was accessibleContinue reading “What straight people can learn from gays”

A very edited history of places I’ve been published

Is this a page I want to publish? Is this a page you want to read? I don’t think anyone has the answer. No one. Here is where I’m going to post all the links to the dregs of my writing I find across the internet. Some bits are not great and other bits are.Continue reading “A very edited history of places I’ve been published”