Kerry Brown

Writer, Teacher and founder of Go Fish Education

I’ve always wanted to write. I’ve bought books about writing, attended creative writing classes and am the proud owner of copious amounts of stationary to write with. Little was I to know that it would be my 10 year old son being diagnosed with leukaemia that would be the catalyst to me putting pen to paper. Having a child with cancer is isolating. It is isolating for many reasons but for me I found interaction with others difficult because of my fragile emotional state. My blog provided an emotional outlet for me to tell the world exactly how heartbreaking but also inspiring it is to watch your child go through treatment for cancer. It enabled me to share the thoughts and feelings I wanted to, when I wanted to and at the pace I wanted to. At times I felt an incredible urge to blog, like I had to get what I was feeling out of me into the world to help me make sense of it. It soon became apparent that whilst the process is cathartic for me, my audience was benefitting from what they were reading. The comments and messages received explained how the blogs were helping people on a personal level, through different circumstances that had parallels. The experiences shared in Mrs Browns Blogs were evidently helping others make sense of the world around them It’s taken a crazy curve ball for me to realise that I can write and that my words provide inspiration and strength for others. Let’s keep this crazy curve ball keep going!

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