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Tyler – Poem: “Dear Connor”

Dear Connor, I sometimes sit and wonder just how different life would be if the Gods had made you the “standard” of what a young man should be. I wonder if you’d be out all day, playing with your friends. Or chatting up the girls and driving our Mum round the bend! Would you have … Continued

Jack – Poem: “Making plans for Nigel”

I sat down to write about my sibling strengths and this is what came out. I began thinking about my experiences growing up, and realised a lot of the cringier or more painful memories came from the ignorance of others. So my sibling strengths are being patient when I need to be, assertive if I … Continued

Spoken word poetry, ‘Risk Assessment: High’ by Shamini Sriskandarajah

Shamini entered Poetry for Good, a national competition that ran in the Spring of 2021. Her piece ‘Risk Assessment: High’ was highly commended in the spoken word category. Many siblings will relate to this powerful and articulate poem, that highlights the unseen work of sibling carers during the pandemic. “I entered this competition because I … Continued

National Siblings Day 2023: Sibling strengths

Join us in celebrating National Siblings Day on 10th April – a global awareness day recognising brothers and sisters! This year our theme is #SiblingStrengths and we spoke to three brilliant siblings who told us more about theirs. What are your #SiblingStrengths? What strengths do you admire in other siblings? Be part of the conversation … Continued