Letters to Stories: Inside “Destined Identity”

This poem, like my Triggered poem, takes another look at my childhood and life story so far. The entire poem reflects my life from the time I discovered how truly different I am from the rest of my family. From that point, little me looks back and sees from then how he was raised, and me now looks back on that and sees how I've been raised up to the present moment. As the poem goes further...

Current Events: the state of Sudan

It has been some time since Sudan was last covered, and to be honest, still a severely underwhelming amount of public outcry and mainstream media coverage about it. Just because there is "no news" per se, it doesn't speak on the current state of the nation. This time, there is more news, all from an exclusive interview from...

Halo Beauty: Kiwi Seed Booster – Does it boost all skin types?

A few months later, Halo Beauty came out with a skin exclusive vitamin for those who only wanted to focus on improving the quality of their skin, known as the Kiwi Seed Booster. Along with all the ingredients from the original HSN supplements geared towards skin, they added a few more ingredients for this exclusive skin supplement to really ensure amazing results. After seeing many progress photos of those on Kiwi after a month (or two), I decided to try it for myself. *** June 24, 2019: "Hi Simon...

Letters to Stories: Behind “Triggered: Skip it or Pull it”

By Simon Heywood "Triggered: Skip it or Pull it," now found on my Instagram page @simonjheywood , was actually written some time in 2018. I was just starting up another blog as a trial to see if I could, first, keep up with blogging, and two, not only write editorially, but also expand my create…

The Sudan Uprising: an ongoing humanitarian crisis still in the shadows

By Simon Heywood Sudanese woman becomes face of the Sudan Uprising as she leads the crowd through song. Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/10/sudanese-woman-became-symbol-revolution-says-women-heart-protest/ June 3, 2019: 118 people killed, 70 people raped, and hundreds injured in the Khartoum Massacre by the Sudanese paramilitary group the Rapid Support Forces. Also reported that of the 118 people killed, the RSF…