Alex Thurley-Ratcliff – writer

Alex Thurley-Ratcliff – writer

I’m a writer, poet, vegan chef, green activist and full-time paid business communications professional. I love punk, dance and trance, rock and roll and swing, dancing all night and on my own in the daytime. I’m into gardening, art, books and music, cycling, nature, sustainability and travelling. I’m a good laugh and a bit shy. I’m queer, vegan-ish, anti-capitalist and a dad to two amazing young men.

Why did I get involved with In Common? Well, I was interviewed by Sally Churchward three years ago (I ran a half marathon with a group called CURB to highlight the problem of “waste” food in supermarkets). We kept loosely in touch and I leapt at the chance to write about the places, people and things that inspire and entrance me!

Read more by Alex:

Clearing the Air

Review: One man, two guvnors, at NST

Review: Our women on the ground edited by Zahra Hankir

Review: Outgrowing God: a beginner’s guide by Richard Dawkins

Southampton Pride August 2019

Waterlife: Southampton’s houseboat community

The Rebel Gardeners are coming for your street