Working and Walking for Change

Lorca by Candlelight

'I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.' ‘I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.’

Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

Maya Angelou, writer, poet and political activist, died last Wednesday. In her novel, I know why the caged bird sings (1969), she writes of her experience of sexual abuse and rape as a young child, putting into words what many were – and still are – forced to endure in silence.

The day after Maya Angelou’s death, I met up with a man I first knew as an acting student in Edinburgh. Now an actor and writer, Matty McVarish is currently walking around Europe to promote awareness of the widespread problem of child abuse. Having been abused himself as a child, Matty is meeting up with government ministers in every capital city and activating real political and legislative change.

Listening to Matty describing the…

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