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In Praise of Gentle Writing with the Quiet Connections Podcast

Way back in the summer I had the absolute pleasure of talking to Stacie from Quiet Connections - another local Community Interest Company with many shared values.

I met Stacie and Hayley last winter and was so inspired by their work and the drive they have to connect people who find social settings more overwhelming than most. Finding formats which work for the socially anxious is so important, but it's not the 'default' way that our society works - and sadly this leaves quieter individuals often feeling 'less than' or neglected.

At secondary school I remember this having a crippling effect on my social life and thinking that there must be something wrong with me - why didn't I find the busy, loud environment inspi