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Collaborative Group Shengi poem created by Merton CIL members and Richard Downes at a Craftivism & Chat session. 

My day, my pain

I choose to do what I want when I want

We have no choice over what we think

The chance to be human

How do we feel, what do we say

Choice is deciding what to do, what coffee shop do I go to?

Stand tall, stand proud

Choice is to do what I want when I want

Love is absent

Control can be a strength and a weakness

The chance to be human

How do we feel, what do we say

23:35, 02 Jan 2022 by Charlet Wilson

Zoom Frustrations

23:02, 02 Jan 2022 by Charlet Wilson

This poem was inspired by a Craftivism & Chat pack prompt. A Merton CIL member explores what independence means to them. Independence Poem - DC

Independence is not being alone. Its developing strategies to enable a person to experience life. Not having to independently do everything but using necessary support systems. Carving a life, entirely of my wishes. 

23:01, 02 Jan 2022 by Charlet Wilson

Craftivist Letter from Sarah Corbett

At the beginning of the pandemic, we created Craftivism & Chat packs. A small package of art supplies and prompts of gentle ways to push for change whilst staying home. Sarah Corbett @Craftivists supported us to create the pack by writing a hand written note, shaping our reasons why we wish for you to get involved with our Craftivism & Chat project from home and donated some goodies. You can find out more about how to get your hands on your very own Craftivism & Chat pack here - https://www.mertoncil.org.uk/getting-involved/craftivism-and-chat/

19:01, 02 Jan 2022 by Charlet Wilson
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Collaborative poem created by members at a Craftivism & Chat poetry session that explored why choice and control is important to us as Deaf & Disabled people. 

I have control when I feel secure

I do not have control over my emotions  

I have control when I am cooking

I don’t have control most of the time

I have control when deliveries come on time

I have no control, what the hell am I doing here?

I have control when I am driving my car

I don’t have control after I pay my bills

I have more control when I am by myself

I have no control when my electric wheelchair is not working

I have control when my day aligns with what I planned

I have no control over my noisy neighbours

I don’t have control when I am in hospital

I do have control when I am designing and making dresses

I have no control when people call me

I have control over my chair through my joy stick

I don’t have control of my money

I have control when I feed my cats

I have less control when I am with other people

I have control over who I let pass my front door

I have control and I have no control

But having control is important to me

Control is important for us all to see

18:58, 02 Jan 2022 by Charlet Wilson

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