I’ve been collecting real and fake furs for a fair few years now. My collection comes from all sorts of places; the highstreet, charity shops, boutiques and Whitby Goth Festival. I like to put on my real furs when I am on stage performing my poetry, especially when I’m reading works inspired by indigenous peoples whose survival depended on the furs of the animals they killed. I like to feel I’m taking on the spirit of the wild. Having the fur around my shoulders gives me the surge of confidence I need to give a damn fine show.