Simone’s words were published by Metal in their ‘In Other Words 2’ publication. From artists and thinkers, makers and writers, the second edition of the publication invited all artforms that could work in print to respond to this question:
“Emerging from a global pandemic into a world on fire, what’s on your mind?”
Read an extract of Simone’s piece below:
How can I write about the weather?
“So now, I guess I’ll write about the weather. Add it to the list of other tragic things I must somehow turn to art to make somewhat bearable. The other list of norms I accept, justifying because of ‘society’, forgetting that I am society.
And then what?
What will be left to write?”
Learn more about the project here and buy a copy of the book here. You can also read Simone’s contributing piece here, or listen to her speak her words aloud in the audio described version here.