If you’ve popped into a local café recently, you might have spotted one of our Lost Property zines. Created by members of Hull’s LGBT+ community, all of whom are non-professional writers who responded to an open call out back in May, the zine features personal stories with themes ranging from advice you wish you could have told your teenage self, to meeting your first love and dealing with discrimination.
And if you haven’t picked up a zine, fear not. Stories are often told best from the mouths of their creators, and in this series of audio clips, our storytellers share their unique tales with you.
FOREWORD BY TOM WELLS
Lost Property workshop leader and East Yorkshire playwright Tom Wells reminisces about one particularly memorable bus ride home from school.
MY WHITE NIGHT BY DANIEL COLE
A surprising tale of how love can arise from the most unexpected places.
CHOSEN BY THIS PLACE BY N THOMPSON
A story about overcoming discrimination and finding a safe space.
DEAR 13 YEAR OLD ME BY KERRIE MARSH
Knowledge and advice Kerrie wishes she could have known as an LGBT+ teen.
ODDS RATIO BY SMADAR NAVE MAGEN
An unlikely romance that spanned continents and defied all odds.
A BLACK EYED CHRISTMAS BY MATT COMMERFORD
A story about overcoming troubled times with a little help from your hometown.
THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM BY MICHAEL MANN
Navigating through that all-important coming out conversation with your nearest and dearest.
LIVE AND LET LOSS BY ADAM STRONG
A short story about friendships and unrequited romance.
TINDER, TEQUILA AND LOST HOPE BY MOLLY SMALLWOOD
Online dating should be simple, right? Apparently not.
FREEDOM BY KODI MAIER
How Hull became the backdrop to a journey of self discovery.