This spring I was awarded full funding by the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities to study a practice-based PhD in the School of English at the University of Leeds (beginning October 2022).
This means I will be paid to write stories and read books for three years and to ask questions I would be asking anyway, only with more support and within an intellectual community.
I will be writing new stories and developing my thinking on sex writing, extending this thinking with the help of Disability Studies, a completely new field to me but one which is already bringing huge benefits to my work and writing. My first supervisor is Dr Clare Barker and my creative supervisor is Dr Campbell Edinborough.
I applied to a number of universities simultaneously in an attempt to increase my chances of being awarded funding, and I want to include a big thank you to Naomi Booth, who was my proposed first supervisor at the University of Durham and whose ideas and questions on my initial proposal really helped shape it into the one it became.
You can read my full proposal here.