Timeline: Here's an interactive insight into a summarised chunk of my existence in this lifetime, since the turn of the millennium.
MY FLOWER COMES HOME
On Friday 2nd June, my daughter tells me her mother has thrown her out and never wants to see her again. My flower is now where she belongs, in a loving and nurturing environment, as opposed to an oppressive and abusive one. The best early Father’s Day gift I could ask for!
COURT BATTLE PT.2
Previously denied Legal Aid for M.I.A.M., then my court
application was denied 3 times (denied court fee exemption), until I’m able to borrow the funds from a dear friend. Finally they accepted my application!
After about a year of researching crowdfunding, I successfully began my own creative / arts campaign to raise £4,500 to help support my Equality & Diversity-based clothing line; (#ED).
Media Link: http://bit.ly/pr-mirror
Mar / Apr '15
An elderly lady who used to work for the housing group who rescued me from my final hostel, started to look into my maternal roots from 2011. She surprised me with a trip to my origin; 7 days in Barbados!...I also used to be her Carer / Personal Assistant.
CLOSER TO HOME (Cheltenham to Redhill)
3rd time lucky, finally a mutual exchange works out, my pursuit to be nearer my estranged daughter is finally becoming real!
BACK IN BUSINESS (Mancinism Design)
Since freed from homelessness, I can begin rebranding my identity. I re-register as self-employed and use my new-found resources to establish working relationships.
Oct '08 - Apr '12
My willingness to volunteer for various charities & communities earned me a place in my housing projects’ Equality & Diversity Steering Group, followed by working with local councils within the youth and substance abuse sectors...
Mar - Apr '08
STREET HOMELESS, ABANDONED AND RESCUED
My partner at the time & I were made street homeless, sleeping in various parks in Gloucester. Until she had a mental health episode and abandoned me in her town. Suicidal thoughts crept in... The final hostel, together with their day centre, helped me to secure a house-share.
URBAN JUNGLE TO SWAMPLAND (Hackney to Tewkesbury)
We were forced out of our Hackney house-share...with nowhere to go, my partner at the time made our first pitstop in the way of her daughter in Tewkesbury...just in time for the tragic flooding!
See "Flooding Thoughts"...
"FATHER REUNION" (The Trisha Show)
Word got back to my estranged Father that there was someone walking around Docklands that resembles him, this prompted him to contact Trisha!...
UNHAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY
After being thrown out of someone else’s family home I
should’ve never been in (Sept 2005), I temporarily lodged with an alcoholic depressive neighbour in the same estate, until my birthday came. My mother encouraged me to return to hers until I found a hostel...