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If you have visited my site and my work has moved you in any way, please leave me a message...I would love to hear your thoughts xx
Getting to work on a piece of writing by this wonderful lady has been absolutely extraordinary......working with Kimberley Sykes as director, we delved into the piece trying to explore a world and addiction I had no experience of.......The writing is so rich with heartfelt description and a obvious deep understanding and experience that it truly moved me in reading "HOME" from the first time and every time after. Thank you so much for putting into words such a powerful piece and true pleasure to perform. I only hope my performance was worthy xxxx
- Nicole Barber-Lane On 24/05/2020
I came across your work through a monologue competition on Twitter - your writing was performed by an actor. I immediately loved the writing and discovered you and your animation on depression. I reached out to you via DM on Twitter and long story short I got lost in your writing. I'm sitting at 1am reading your story and I feel I can't put into words what it makes me feel. You are an inspiration. Thank you for being so lovely and kind on Twitter chatting to me, and I hope I can perform one of your pieces soon. Your work is invaluable. Your writing beautiful. So raw and real and important. Though rife in the world we live in today, depression is still a scary and lonely place to be, and it's work like yours that fights the battle we humans can have against our own minds. Thank you for fighting your own battle and helping the rest of us to fight ours. ❤
- Emma O'Hara On 24/05/2020
The power of words is in the truth they hold, and in your writing and films you've faced your emotions at their most painful, without fear or hesitation. It's that honesty that's allowed you to make such wonderful meaningful connections with so many others who've found themselves in a dark place. Keep doing what you do - it matters.
- Raynor Winn On 22/05/2020
Denise - your short has rightly taken the world by storm - it’s so beautifully written and the animations are sublime. And with your other projects - the blogs, scripts, the collaborations with artist Emma Turner ‘Are you sitting comfortably’ - you have brought a new voice to the areas of depression, addiction and homelessness. A truly pioneering artist activist. Matt x
- Matt Peacock On 22/05/2020
It’s rare to come across writing that makes you truly, really, properly look inside yourself and the world around you. For something so personal to have such a vast impact is extraordinary. A gift and a challenge to work with as a director... the way it should be. Once seen, you cannot forget these words. They remind us how thin that thread is which holds us all up. Thank you.
- Kimberley Sykes On 21/05/2020
I watched Denise's short a while ago and was really moved. It hearkens to a lot of my own and my families experiences with depression and it really is a wonderful and unique piece of art.
- Megan Prescott On 17/05/2020
Such a beautiful project. Full of bravery, honesty and vulnerability. It is inspirational as much as it is stomach churningly painful. All this from a woman as powerful as the project itself. A true tale of the phoenix. Thank you.
- Ricky Nuttall On 16/05/2020
The journey youve been on has been tough and im sure it still has its tough moments, but the journey you are on now, and sharing those stories...well thats helping a lot of people who are now....where you were..... keep up the wonderful work
- Stuart On 15/05/2020
Raw, gritty & powerful. Love your page and your twitter, it’s been a big help for me on my mental health/recovery journey. Excellent content.
- Grace B On 15/05/2020
Such raw, powerful, beautiful brave work. An important story that needs telling. Inspiring, resonant and evocative.
- Tinder Girl On 14/05/2020
Was chosen to perform an AMAZING piece by Just a Girl, and it was so moving; so raw, so incredibly written, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity. I’m so excited to see where this woman goes in the future. With these works here on her blog, and with the depression short, it’s going to be a bumpy ride for her. But a good one.
- Brian Brown On 14/05/2020
I haven’t been able to read much else of her blog because I deal with a lot of mental health issues myself, and some of it is triggering for me, but I’m happy to call you acquaintance and friend.
Thanks so much for submitting your film to our festival, it was one of our favourites and we were pleased to include it in our programme. It was a very raw, honest and moving piece - thanks for sharing your story!
- Shaz On 14/05/2020
Love reading your work. Always emotional. Always truthful and quite often heartbreaking. Keep going.
- Brian Lonsdale On 14/05/2020
So powerful, so emotional. Made me want to reach into the words and find the writer to hold her and reassure her of love and care. Beautiful yet heart wrenching.
- DDD On 14/05/2020
Powerful writing. Exceptionally talented. I think everything she’s written will resonate with someone, everything from the heart, honest and true. Saying things most of us think and feel but can’t always put into words. I’m so thankful to have connected and truly honoured to have had an opportunity to work on one of your pieces. I fully believe in the potential of you and your career and I’m delighted to say that I’ve worked with you.
- kate Davies-Speak On 14/05/2020
Keep creating xxx
Your writing is fabulous! Your words mean so much too many, very relatable. You have the power to draw others in with just a single sentence. Keep up the amazing work!
- Dayna McFadden On 14/05/2020
Thank you for sharing your heart felt story . The powerfulness in your writing and short films
- Lewis On 12/05/2020
and as your performers
puts everything overwhelmingly into perspective
Through what you have shared to all. hopefully one day I'll get too share mine
Thank you from D (Twitter) xxxx
PS. Stay strong
It’s hard to find words to convey the strength of impact of such a thoughtful artist. Superb.
- S P Leathem On 11/05/2020
- Nicholas Groves On 11/05/2020
Saw your video - It hit home. I'm bipolar, but the medication helps, have been through a dip with this home lock down. I have also watched your other videos on YouTube...excellent content. Please keep making them.
An artistic punch in the stomach. That’s how I felt after viewing ‘This is depression ‘ and reading Denise’s blogs. New to her writing ( a new twitter follower) I had little idea of the subject matter. Bleak, raw, dark, shocking and so sad. Anyone who has lived through or with addiction will resonate. Warning!! Can unearth forgotten/buried feelings. Big up to you and your strength and tenacity. Good luck on this exciting next leg of your journey. Big love ❤️
- Jeanne On 11/05/2020
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