These twelve things are true – Ambika P3 performance, 1 August

   This is a Chok first: not performing my own work solo nor directing an existing piece of theatre. I wrote this entirely based on interactions with HIV expert Dr Michael Brady and he is very much in the text

These twelve things are true – Ambika P3 performance, 1 August

   This is a Chok first: not performing my own work solo nor directing an existing piece of theatre. I wrote this entirely based on interactions with HIV expert Dr Michael Brady and he is very much in the text

Social change

“But I don’t campaign for social change”. But obviously, I do, and my strategy has always been to focus on peer-to-peer change, but I see that as I have never institutionalised or labelled my work (nor my art/what I make)

Social change

“But I don’t campaign for social change”. But obviously, I do, and my strategy has always been to focus on peer-to-peer change, but I see that as I have never institutionalised or labelled my work (nor my art/what I make)

These Twelve Things Are True #5

1. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Or it’s been borrowed. I miss my Kindle very much. 2. There is a giant pot of something on the stove. I worry it’s too much. It doesn’t actually matter. It’ll disitengrate somewhere. 3.

These Twelve Things Are True #5

1. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Or it’s been borrowed. I miss my Kindle very much. 2. There is a giant pot of something on the stove. I worry it’s too much. It doesn’t actually matter. It’ll disitengrate somewhere. 3.

These Twelve Things Are True #4

1. The taste of curly wurly cakes remind me of Tom Stoppard and Ottolenghi ones of Chimerica. 2. I am more than ten years older than the youngest person in the room and I do not like the idea of

These Twelve Things Are True #4

1. The taste of curly wurly cakes remind me of Tom Stoppard and Ottolenghi ones of Chimerica. 2. I am more than ten years older than the youngest person in the room and I do not like the idea of

These Twelve Things Are True #3

1. I have made mistakes and I’ll continue to make mistakes 2. Some accents or voices produce in me the desire to punch the speaker in the face. 3. When standing at the top of escalators, near train platform edges,

These Twelve Things Are True #3

1. I have made mistakes and I’ll continue to make mistakes 2. Some accents or voices produce in me the desire to punch the speaker in the face. 3. When standing at the top of escalators, near train platform edges,

These Twelve Things Are True #2

      Inspired by and dedicated to Lucy Pawlak 1. Social media is blue 2. My lipstick* feels wrong. *named Manhunt 3. A man sits. His t-shirt reads: Loyalty Above All Else Except Honour 4. If you turn up

These Twelve Things Are True #2

      Inspired by and dedicated to Lucy Pawlak 1. Social media is blue 2. My lipstick* feels wrong. *named Manhunt 3. A man sits. His t-shirt reads: Loyalty Above All Else Except Honour 4. If you turn up

These Twelve Things Are True

        Inspired by, and dedicated to, Lucy Pawlak. 1. I know about CCTV cameras. I don’t know about hair replacement therapy. 2. Tonight, I met a person called Joy. What must that be like? 3. I get

These Twelve Things Are True

        Inspired by, and dedicated to, Lucy Pawlak. 1. I know about CCTV cameras. I don’t know about hair replacement therapy. 2. Tonight, I met a person called Joy. What must that be like? 3. I get

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After Gloria

Postcard Collage 2  (a reversioning of Gloria Sanders’ Postcard Collage)  Holding the babysack  sad like potatoes Past possessions drowned Mothers stride on and we  waste  days on  oranges Whether the wide world likes it or not these things could happen

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After Gloria

Postcard Collage 2  (a reversioning of Gloria Sanders’ Postcard Collage)  Holding the babysack  sad like potatoes Past possessions drowned Mothers stride on and we  waste  days on  oranges Whether the wide world likes it or not these things could happen

Equal pay, opportunity & treatment in the workplace

I’m a person who used to live with her head in the sand with regards to issues like equal pay, sexism and racism, (casual, institutionalized, or outright and deliberate). I am making an effort to stop ignoring what’s going on

Equal pay, opportunity & treatment in the workplace

I’m a person who used to live with her head in the sand with regards to issues like equal pay, sexism and racism, (casual, institutionalized, or outright and deliberate). I am making an effort to stop ignoring what’s going on

Alien Sex Club update

John Walter, Computer-generated model of Alien Sex Club, 2015 2015 is the year of Alien Sex Club! Last year, I was invited to make a piece of work for ASC by the amazing artist John Walter. I will be collaborating

Alien Sex Club update

John Walter, Computer-generated model of Alien Sex Club, 2015 2015 is the year of Alien Sex Club! Last year, I was invited to make a piece of work for ASC by the amazing artist John Walter. I will be collaborating

On god, science, evolution

Here’s something I’m posting to a person who asked me whether science and religion can coexist:

On god, science, evolution

Here’s something I’m posting to a person who asked me whether science and religion can coexist:

Native Speaker Credibility

Native speaker credibility refers to the level of competence a student of language aspires to achieve whereby their grasp of the new language is as good as that of a native speaker. I struggle with the idea that I don’t

Native Speaker Credibility

Native speaker credibility refers to the level of competence a student of language aspires to achieve whereby their grasp of the new language is as good as that of a native speaker. I struggle with the idea that I don’t

Eel Day 2014

Dedicated to Louise Stephens, who sees the many things clearly and beautifully. Written on en route to Ealing Broadway: Eel jaws, eel legs Eel maw, eels shake Don’t you wish to do the dance? Garden eels all in a trance

Eel Day 2014

Dedicated to Louise Stephens, who sees the many things clearly and beautifully. Written on en route to Ealing Broadway: Eel jaws, eel legs Eel maw, eels shake Don’t you wish to do the dance? Garden eels all in a trance

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WordPress Folly #2

Following on from WP Folly #1, this is the second installment. In no particular order: Nik Corrall, Anna Sulan Masing, Nic Nell, Charles Adrian Gillott, Mamet, Fogo Island, Sophie Herxheimer, my friendly butcher WordPress folly 2

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WordPress Folly #2

Following on from WP Folly #1, this is the second installment. In no particular order: Nik Corrall, Anna Sulan Masing, Nic Nell, Charles Adrian Gillott, Mamet, Fogo Island, Sophie Herxheimer, my friendly butcher WordPress folly 2

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WordPress Folly #1

What follows is a series in segments from a draft of the piece I am currently writing. It is a poetic text where the text is a machine or a process. Perhaps you could say that it is in action.

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WordPress Folly #1

What follows is a series in segments from a draft of the piece I am currently writing. It is a poetic text where the text is a machine or a process. Perhaps you could say that it is in action.

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Ripped Jeans

You stretch me and I think stitches Knees open to the wind and threadbare A soft curling at the shoulders A sweet spotlick Gum’s for saliva threadcount sheets Lay tracks Mines Train tunnel sex (c) Vera Chok 2014

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Ripped Jeans

You stretch me and I think stitches Knees open to the wind and threadbare A soft curling at the shoulders A sweet spotlick Gum’s for saliva threadcount sheets Lay tracks Mines Train tunnel sex (c) Vera Chok 2014

Harassment and freedom of speech

This is my response to an article, “Uppity, White Liberal Upset About Being Catcalled By Minorities In NYC”  which begins: “An organization called Hollaback, which is aimed at stopping street harassment, posted a video of a girl walking around the streets

Harassment and freedom of speech

This is my response to an article, “Uppity, White Liberal Upset About Being Catcalled By Minorities In NYC”  which begins: “An organization called Hollaback, which is aimed at stopping street harassment, posted a video of a girl walking around the streets

Opinion Piece, after NEXT FALL

I used to be a Christian. A thing that stood out for me, having watched NEXT FALL last night is, apart from the rather beautiful performances from Nancy Crane, Mitchell Mullen and Ben Cura (it’s a pretty strong cast), what

Opinion Piece, after NEXT FALL

I used to be a Christian. A thing that stood out for me, having watched NEXT FALL last night is, apart from the rather beautiful performances from Nancy Crane, Mitchell Mullen and Ben Cura (it’s a pretty strong cast), what

Underwater lift shaft

Sitting at a sunny table outside my local pub, a pal from that time said to me, “You should expect this kind of thing to happen, working in this industry.” I’d like to think that she meant to reassure me

Underwater lift shaft

Sitting at a sunny table outside my local pub, a pal from that time said to me, “You should expect this kind of thing to happen, working in this industry.” I’d like to think that she meant to reassure me

Shenella

She says You’re drunk. This is a thin line to skate dressed in love swimming in tender frills. A whale of a lie swallows the question possibility magicked away Shenella burps him better. Her wide foreign forehead refills He’s an angel

Shenella

She says You’re drunk. This is a thin line to skate dressed in love swimming in tender frills. A whale of a lie swallows the question possibility magicked away Shenella burps him better. Her wide foreign forehead refills He’s an angel