About me & this blog

Hi, I’m Jennifer and this is my blog.

I write songs, and sometimes make other kinds of music. Single Bass is my main project. “Songs + voice + solo electric bass guitar”. You can hear a song via the playback thing further down this page.

Nottingham, England, is my home base. The main networks I’m part of here are (a) queer/bi communities and (b) non-school education, sometimes known as “home ed”.

I like reading, thinking, writing, and making things, and every now and again, organising events.

I’m interested in creative processes (and process-geekery generally), especially what gets people stuck & unstuck.  I’ve written two zines so far, one about bisexuality and one about creativity. 

Once upon a time I did a maths & computing degree, and I am still quite techie by average standards, e.g. audio/video editing and a bit of coding.

If you’re creating “my kind of thing”, you can probably hire me to write or organise things or play music.

I make beautiful little one-inch button badges, known as the “identity badges“, and you can see a picture of them further down this page. So far, I’ve sold about 4,000 of them, some at events and some by mail-order.

I started this blog in 2007. Despite the long life of the blog, there’s not that many posts here, what with being busy and the time it takes me to think things through to my satisfaction.

The web site as a whole pre-dates the blog; I first set that up in 1997, and some of the earliest stuff is available from the original main home page.

A list of blog “categories” is available towards the bottom of any article page. WordPress allows you to follow a RSS feed of any individual category page – possibly useful if you’re only interested in a subset of what I write about.

On Twitter I have one feed just for tiny book reviews, @BookTrail, and a more general one for chat & interesting links, @UnchartedWorlds. There’s also one for my music, @SingleBass.

For simplicity, I’m OK with “she/her” pronouns, although in my own mind I might be more of a genderqueer “they”. On the whole, gender is weird :-)

You can email me if you like (old page, still mostly true).