Cover Photo: Photograph courtesy of the author
Photograph courtesy of the author

Reconnecting With My Grandad’s Heritage As He Began to Forget It

My connections to the country and its people, my family, didn’t require control or even words. Touch, color, and togetherness were enough.

I wondered how on earth he had come from this chaos, and how he’d coped. I wished more than anything that I could ask him.

Because we are best friends

Based in the UK, Michael is most often found writing about pop culture, queer issues, food, and travel. His work can be found across various publications including the Guardian, Metro, i Paper, and HuffPost UK. A contestant on Series 10 of The Great British Bake Off, Michael now bakes privately under a lot less pressure. He enjoys podcasts, long walks on the beach, and writing about himself in the third person.