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Reform Magazine | August 18, 2019

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I am… an orphan?

02/07/2019 |

Am I an orphan?

Can you call yourself an orphan as an adult? The word implies child, right? But at what point do you stop being someone’s child? All I know is that, rightly or wrongly, in the lead up … Read More

I am… on trial for climate protest

28/05/2019 |

Phil Kingston is on trial for climate protest at 83

I am 83 years old and a grandfather. On 25 April, I was arrested for taking part in a protest with Christian Climate Action (CCA) on top of a DLR … Read More

I am… a survivor of sexual abuse in church

29/04/2019 |

A survivor of sexual abuse in church tells his story

I met my abuser for the first time when I was 12. He was student minister in my church. When my parents divorced, I moved in with my mum and … Read More

I am… deaf

01/04/2019 |

Alanna Hurmon on the challenges of being deaf

My deafness is passed on through the family. Most of us have got it. Not all, but most. It’s caused some problems. We’ll get told off for being ignorant when, in actuality, … Read More

I am… the mother of a ‘lifer’

22/02/2019 |

Serving a sentence as the mother of a convict

It’s a strange world. Behind this very ordinary, run-of-the-mill woman, shopping alongside you in the supermarket, chatting with you over a coffee in the kitchen, praying in the pew next to … Read More

I am… on £1.86 a day

25/01/2019 |

A foodbank user describes living on £1.86 a day

I’m a bus driver but I lost my job two years ago and have been out of work since then. I signed on to jobseeker’s allowance but became homeless and was … Read More