Juli Flintoff is an English artist from West Yorkshire. Initially studying drama, she later obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sunderland University. For several years, Juli was a successful community arts development worker facilitating workshops throughout the Bradford, Calderdale, Leeds, Wakefield and Halifax areas. After exhibiting five large banners at the Bradfords International youth event attended by delegates from all over the world, she became involved with projects for young offenders. This led her to train as a prison officer and later a drugs dog handler.
For the past 13 years, she has dedicated her life to caring for her elderly parents. Blame, Shame and Guilt is a prequel to Juli’s first publication aptly named The Secret Back Door—an inspiring book depicting the struggles of living with dementia.
Blame, Shame and Guilt
My cold, soaked, naked body was exposed, and I immediately knew I was in danger. As my lip began to quiver and involuntarily protrude, I became drenched with an overwhelming, instant yearning for my mum. Yet no sound would escape my mouth, so I stood there cornered like a mouse surrounded by the ste...