In 1990, I started a creative writing group called the Rhythm Writers. We met once a week in the Black Cultural Centre in west London, UK. I was unhappy in my 9-to-5 and this was a perfect creative outlet for me. I wrote intensively with the group for nearly three years while temping as a PA in the film industry. During this time I got a lot of joy performing my poems live, a highlight of this time was supporting Pulitzer prize-winner Toni Morrison on her tour entitled ‘Jazz’. The group and morning journalling gave me a safe space to discover and express my artistic side, most of the poems in this book started as snippets in my journals.