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ABOUT ME

I am a Frenchman who lives in London (UK).

I am currently writing a book about domestic violence, mainly to debunk the idea that it's 'a gendered crime'. My goal is not only to show that men can be victims of domestic abuse as much as women are, but, also, that such 'gendered' view doesn't help women themselves. Part of the book will also deal with parental alienation, a form of post-separation abuse and child abuse affecting not only fathers but mothers too, yet those existence, prevalence, and impact remain largely denied by most gendered lobbies. 

Besides independent studies and scientific research, the book will also feature testimonies from men and women (again: my stance is a non-gendered one); abused males; alienated fathers and mothers; and people who, as children, were alienated from a parent. If you feel that you can help me (as a researcher, professional, campaigner, and/ or victim/ex victim) please feel free to contact me.    

I also write poetry. 

As a poet and campaigning father, I compiled and edited To Dads -with Love (GMGA Publishing, 2021), an anthology of poetry celebrating fathers and fatherhood. To Dads -with Love contains an Introduction by Sharon Larkin, from Good Dadhood, and features an essay of mine about the importance of fathers, mainly addressing prejudicial attitudes against fatherhood. Proceeds from To Dads -with Love are donated to the UK charity Family Needs Fathers

Back in 2019, I also self-published A Vow - A Collection of Love Poems (re-edited by GMGA Publishing, 2020), my first poetry book in English. A Vow features the poem 'An Argument' (winner, 3rd place, Momaya Poetry Competition 2018), and poems previously published in anthologies (Poetry Review 2018: Love, Momaya Press, 2018; Scentsibility, GMGA Publishing, 2020) and various international publications (Writing Magazine, The Wild Word...). 

 

You can find me on GoodreadsRate Your Music, and Twitter (@AThomas_Poet).

 

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