My name is Cathi. I’m 57 and I live in Bournemouth. I have supported my son to overcome addiction and I am an ex-cocaine user myself. I wanted to be part of the Props archive because sharing my story helps me to accept my past instead of feeling ashamed. I have been sharing my story with students at Bournemouth University for a few years now and it helps them with their understanding of drugs.
Something that marks a boundary
Something I am waiting for
a holiday by the sea
A routine I can’t do without
Objects I would rescue in a fire
If I had miraculous powers I would change
Discrimination and prejudice
Three objects on my shelf
Three objects in my drawer
Three random overheard comments
“He doesn’t like her”
“It must be very difficult”
The kinds of things people say about me
That I’m a strong woman, which makes me feel proud but I know it’s a front I put on.
That I’m generous. I am generous with my time to help others, it’s true. It makes me feel worthy.
That I’m “straight to the point”. I am a blunt person, but I think this is a good quality to have.