Hands off: A little bit of spoken word poetry for all the MH researchers out there.

Hands off!

This work is mine.

Just because I like to write,

Does not mean that it’s fine

For you to take my work.

That I somehow won’t mind,

Because I do mind.

It matters very much to me

That I have control,

In life,

And in the things that I write.

It matters very much to me

That I keep that control.

It’s not that I don’t think your research has a role,

Or a useful part to play.

It’s that you assume I want to play too.

And that I’ll somehow be grateful.

Hands off!

This work is mine.

Just because I like to write,

Does not mean that it’s fine

For you to take my work without even respecting me enough to ask me first.

Play nice!

This #MadCovidDiary is a reblog from @MyNewMummyLife’s awesome blog!

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. We ask that you seek our permission before you use any of our material – this includes researchers who want to harvest our data for analysis!

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