A Diary From Noone

She spoke but no one heard, every scream seemed a whisper, and so she took pen to paper...

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No oneMy name is Jade Bianca Laurie Phipps. I am a thirty-two year old Black British woman born and raised in Birmingham. My heritage is African-Caribbean descent. I am currently unemployed. I have been unable to work since 2013 due to illness. Before November 2013 I was living and working in London. I always had a passion for drama and acting, Stage 2 Youth Theatre shaped and nurtured me into a young, confident teenager that dreamt of nothing but working as a professional actor one day. The NYT facilitated that dream over several summers during my late teens. I then applied for several drama schools in London at eighteen and decided to go to Mountview Academy Of Dramatic Arts. I completed a three year undergraduate course where I acquired a 2.1. I then worked professionally as an actor in London and Birmingham under the name Jade Laurie-Hart. Eventually work became slow and auditions became sparse. I had always worked in Education to pay the bills, as a teaching assistant, learning support worker, drama teacher, group facilitator. Slowly, working in education became less of a sideline and more of a reliable occupation.

I had always had a passion for creative writing, especially plays or short stories but I would never complete them.

I was hospitalised in Homerton, London under the mental health act in November 2013. I found communicating how I felt, vocally impossible. It is then and there that my passion for poetry began. We made a bond, formed a huge connection and we have been inseperable ever since. Writing poetry is now a part of me. It comes to me as naturally as breathing. The power of expression is tantalizing and makes me tingle from head to toe. It makes me happy and I want nothing more than to share my words with others.

I want to help, share, communicate with and relate to others.

Being dyslexic and a sufferer of mental health, one might say the odds of me writing anything worthwhile would be low. Against all odds, I have created poetry well worth sharing. Even Chipmunka Publishing recognised my potential and offered me a contract to publish, I am yet to decide what avenue I may choose to take.

For now I am extremely proud of the selection of poems that I have wrote and built ovet the years and would like to share them with you (the reader). If reading my poetry inspires others to admit their own woe’s, helps people feel connected and less isolated,encourages others to write and be true, educates others whilst igniting understanding, all whilst raising awareness of mental Health, then I shall be beyond delighted.

Many Thanks,

No one x

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17 Comments

  1. Ms Darrat Brown

    18 July 2014 at 23:38

    I love all that you hv shared. I to hv been diagnosed as dyslexic. My eldest son is in Mental heath from the age of 21 now 30 and settled. Congratulations. Xxx

    • I think it is easier and more recognised to be diagnosed with dyslexia now. People like you and I who are quite articulate, missed the boat.
      It is so much more recognised and respected as a learning difficulty now. Now there is alot more help and I believe it should be considered as a difficulty rather than a hindrance and with that in mind, it is more accepted. We just do stuff in a different way. That way in which we operate is alternative rather than, “normal/mainstream”.
      In regards to your son, the news that he has recovered gives me hope.
      Xx

  2. Congratulations on having the courage to speak out and share. For helping people like me to realise we are not alone in the suffering of the challenges of the mind.

    • @zoe…
      You are not alone. Today I learned one biologically close to me did not want to hear about or discuss my situation. As sad as it is, I am not surprised. The journey of raising awareness and therefor acceptance is a very long rd ahead.
      People with that attitude can wait. It is important that in the meantime people like you and i joun forces. The message we put out there will be stronger in numbers.
      I know your pain and use this site go share/rant/outburst as much as you like.
      Xx

  3. maxine scotton

    20 July 2014 at 21:01

    To a special one u have come so far in life and manage i would like to wish u all the best think positive and hold ur faith x

  4. Hi Jade, firstly I would like to say well done reading your poetry is truly inspiring and courageous and an insight of your condition which some of us can relate to, but making something negative become something positive through your poetry is truly a step towards a new chapter. Wishing you all the best, someone talented like yourself I can see you achieving a progressive recovery, be strong keep up the good work!

    • Thankyou. I know you have also had your fair share of difficult times. Please feel free to use this site as an outlet whenever you wish xx

  5. Jade is a competent poet and I am pleased to say she appears in my book
    ‘RESTLESS BONES’ A Limited Edition Poetry Anthology about the natural world and how it is declining. Jade along with 24 contemporary poets appear alongside poems from Wordsworth, Blake, Dickinson, Browning etc, with Fantasy Art from Josephine Wall. Not only a great poetry collection but all funds go to fighting the fur trade. (available from http://www.bornfree.org.uk in a few weeks time) Thank you Jade for being a part of this collection, well done!

  6. Wow, I have really enjoyed reading your blog. When you get the time check mine out too and feel free to contact me anytime. http://www.talk2tiana.com

  7. Hi Jade,
    It’s Gill (who read poetry at the ORT). You were kind enough to give me your email address but I can’t find it! I would love to be involved in the festival you mentioned. Love the blog! xx

  8. Hi Jade,

    I am that idiot (poet) in the hat that you asked to do your July garden gig for mental health.

    contact me if you still want me to do it..x

  9. Hello Jade,

    I am conducting interviews for a research study, focusing on mental health. Is there a way for me to contact you via email? My email address is: Price049@cougars.csusm.edu. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Stephanie

  10. Dear Ms Jade,
    I am one in this world who is struggling with mental health.
    I am a woman who holds a degree in Drama Performance, who also once was a Worship Leader. No one knows when your mind is so trapped. You want to be free but you feel caged in. Having no friends, not wanting to look at yourself in the mirror because you feel you are nothing good to look at, trying to hold on a job that many want to strip from you. The word failure I sadly wear as a coat. Where has my beauty gone? Where did I disappear to?
    I had just finished watching Being Black and going crazy and I could see myself saying Keith here I am. I’m in this world searching for answers to why I am feeling this way. Jade I hope you read this.

    • Dear Ms D,
      I empathise and relate to all that you have said, so much so that I am now questioning if you are my doppelgänger!?
      I also watched, “Being Black And Going Crazy” today. I had to tweet Keith straight away.
      Keep searching. Keep owning it. Talk to me anytime.
      Please type, “adiaryfromnoone” into YouTube or go straight to my link that follows. I feel you may relate and find my latest vlog both interesting and helpful.

      https://i.ytimg.com/vi/VMuZT4yEqQc/mqdefault.jpg

      Love From,
      No One x

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