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Dolly Sen is a writer, director, artist, filmmaker, poet, performer, playwright, mental health consultant, music-maker and public speaker. She has 8 published books since 2002; has taken on performance roles at The Young Vic, the Royal Festival Hall, and around Europe; undertaken a poetry tour; won a poetry award from Poet Laureate Andrew Motion; directed two plays and several TV films; and performed spoken word at City Hall and Oxford University.

LISTEN TO THE VOICES

1 March 2008

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I came out of my self-enforced reclusion this week. The reason I went into one is that I have my holiday from uni at the moment and I wanted to use the time writing and give time to many neglected writing projects. Today I went to an event organised by the London Hearing Voice Groups Project. I told them a little bit about my story about hearing voices. I have heard them since I was 14 and although it is less now, they are still present. It wasn't until very recently did I realise I have...

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BEING HUMAN IS AN ABSURD CAREER CHOICE

1 March 2008

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disabled bus pass

I have a problem, maybe somebody can help me out here. Hello! I have a minor problem: I am not human. I look like a human, I pretend to be one but I am not one. I am really a barking star, rejected by the skies because I bark. They cast me down to earth in human form. After 37 years of this form, I am beginning to get fed up. Wearing this human skin is like wearing a pair of knickers that keeps getting stuck up my bum. I have been labeled mad but I am not - I am a barking star. Should I stop...

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THIS MAD CHICK LAID NO EGGS

1 March 2008

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mad chicks

I haven't been blogging for a while because I have been running around like a headless chicken both at uni and in organising the mad chicks gig at corsica. We have been given crazy projects such as making 50 films in 5 days. I am production designer on my current project and I have to make a room - and its furniture - entirely out of cardboard, including the computer! Jeez. We are need a large space to construct this room, so if anybody can help us out, please drop me a line. The highlight of...

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