The Farthest Edge…

Finally, from Listening Post to the page, my walking essay The Fruit Bearing Tree, interweaving star constellations, ancestors, Australian climate justice and creative kinship along the Seven Sisters cliffs, UK.
Read/ Listen to it in full for free on alinahazadeh.substack.com

If Sussex based, wander out on the Seven Sisters and find it on the We Hear You Now trail, by starting at Crowlink near Friston (National Trust land). Originally commissioned as part of my writer residency @sevensisterscountrypark for South Downs National Park, co -funded by Arts Council England.

Thanks to @_nikki_tom@graememiller4428 & scooter, more on the backstory to this piece in a later post ..

The Colour of Chalk – podcast

Ok so this is me on the beach, but not yet this year – until it’s warm enough! It was taken back in 2021 at Birling Gap on the Sussex Coast, with my furry zoom recorder, from inside my beloved beach tent , storytelling for episode 1 of my podcast The Colour of Chalk, an early fruit of my Seven Sisters residency and We See You Now writers project…it was sparked by this question…How has your relationship to this coastal landscape and the wider natural world been shaped by your upbringing, identity and sense of belonging?

Walks, talks and creative readings out along the sublime chalk landscapes of Cuckmere, Seaford and around the Seven Sisters together on warm Spring and Summer days followed in episodes 2-4 with fellow creatives Josephine Hall, Razia Aziz & Dulani Kulasinghe.

Listen/ re-listen to The Colour of Chalk podcast on all platforms – Spotify, Apple, Google, Apple via and you can also listen to our subsequent collection of We Hear You Now (WHYN) stories that now sit across this same landscape as an audio trail also hosted by South Downs National Park.

I  hope to be doing more podcasts outdoors this year, I loved it! Until then snuggle up, plug in & enjoy the last of the indoor weather… & if you are a walker & do go out on a chalky seaside adventure, take a notebook & pen & get inspired by our free creative writing prompts too, all on the Seven Sisters WHYN pages.

Thanks to Writing Our Legacy, Arts council England, SevenSisters Country Park, South Downs National Park and all partners and advocates along the way since..