Lady with the Lamp

It’s been a strange time emerging from studying at UCL. I’ve felt a bit lost. But then good fortune comes and reminds me that everything will move into place with time and hard work. I’ve had my work commissioned by St Paul’s Cathedral and it is currently displayed alongside the work of fantastic poets. Focusing on magnifying our perception of Florence Nightingale, my poem took me a journey of fascinating research. I even dug into 19th Century medical books! To be able to share a poem about a woman who always imagined something better for the world has brought me so much joy. Imagination is everything. It is being able to think ahead with positivity.  At the heart of everything, I am a writer. It can be scary pursuing a career that’s based so much on chance but it all feels so worthwhile when you find yourself becoming acknowledged by good people who you respect. It is this recognition that encourages me, even more, to be my best self and keep making the right moves.

I’ve been trying to set myself lots of small goals recently to try and keep afloat. When you put them all together, the big things start happening.

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Author: ticecin

Tice Cin is a writer and journalist based in London. She is currently working on her first novel – a story about growing up in Tottenham that explores the cultural boundaries affecting expression, the hybridity of identity, and the choices one makes. Tice’s work seeks to navigate liminal spaces in known history and explore the implications of defamiliarising fixed narratives. She blends sensuality and graphic detailing into work that explores wider themes, breaching the limits of reality in writing that has magical and surrealist elements. Tice completed her MA in English: Issues in Modern Culture at UCL, specialising in representations of the female body in avant-garde literature. She has an Instagram page where she shares her work as it progresses: @ticecinwrites

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