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August 2014

In the Booth with Ruth – Maggie Jones, Author

August 26, 2014 // 2 Comments

My writing background really began in earnest about eight years ago, when I attended three different college courses for writing. I went on one course, which was how to write your auto-biography, and two courses on how to write a novel and how to re-write your novel. I have always loved writing from a very young age, English being my favourite subject at school.

In the Booth with Ruth – Jemima, Sex Worker, Writer and Student

August 15, 2014 // 13 Comments

I was a sex worker, but like most isolated by the nature of the work. Whilst I knew the law as it applied to me I was unaware there were people campaigning to change the laws, or that other countries has different systems, many of which were a lot worse than the UK. I started talking to and reading other sex workers writings, and attended a few events. Realising that I was not alone was such a huge moment for me.

In the Booth with Ruth – Risa Hall, Singer/Songwriter

August 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

I never pursued music until about eight years ago, as I was an actor hiding behind a character in the Broadway cast of Grease and the National Tour of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof amongst other productions. People like Nerina Pallot, KT Tunstall and Lissie inspire me and I thought “better late than never” and started writing and doing open mics, which led to my own slots and supporting people like Nerina Pallot and Alice Gold.

In the Booth with Ruth – Rob Horne, Writer

August 6, 2014 // 4 Comments

My inspiration comes from everywhere. I’m an avid reader of anything I can get my hands on; I like to imagine what happens after I’ve read the last page, where do the characters go? I muse on normality being forced into an abnormal condition, where someone I know or some part of my own character is forced to confront a situation they could never have imagined.

‘Temptation’ by Rob Horne: An Accompanying Short Crime Story to ‘Life’

August 5, 2014 // 4 Comments

I’m shouting at the tosser in the next cell, he’s shouting down the phone and now he’s shouting back at me. Can’t hear meself bloody think. Now it sounds like he’s on about someone having tricked him into giving them a baby for Chris’ sakes. I must relax, lie back on me bunk, and reflect on how I got into this position… and how I’m going to get out of it.

More Rights For Victims of Human Trafficking

August 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Originally posted on Research Project Germany:
UN Member States appraise Global Action Plan to combat human trafficking. Photo: Mark Garten/UN Interview with Heike Rabe, Policy Advisor at the German Institute for Human Rights (Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte) The UN calls for a global fight against human trafficking. In Germany, the focus lies on forced prostitution.*…