Welcome to The Story Sage website. I am Wil Roach. I work and live on Sovereign Aboriginal Land, in Australia. Stories hold the past, inform the present and help build the future. Stories carry intergenerational wisdom about real people, real life dilemma, love, imagination and resilience. Stories help us to create present-day solutions and live out our potential.
"Words have filled my imagination since before I could possibly know what they meant. I used to hear my parents recite English poetry with a Trinidadian lilt, and tell endless stories from their less-than-idyllic childhoods and in young adulthood as British colonial subjects"
Wil Roach is a proud Londoner born of Trinidadian parents in the Port of Spain and now living in Sydney, Australia. He found his calling in community activism, as Community Development Worker for London local authorities and actively involved in the London Labour Party.
Wil also had a heartfelt involvement in the mental health system as it affected young black men who were disproportionately locked up in secure asylums.
Wil is a writer of essays and currently working on a memoirs project covering the period of the mid 1960s to early 1980s, as well as a performer of his own poems and short stories.
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Purchase your copy at the Sydney School of Arts and Humanities http://ssoa.com.au/black-gay-underage/
PRINT COPY – $19.99 (free delivery in Australia – $A25 overseas postage cost to be added).
I am pleased to announce that my book “Black, Gay & Underage - A Memoir of London” was launched at Ariel Bookshop, 98 Oxford Street Darlinghurst on Wednesday 30 January.
In this first volume of a 3-part memoir, Wil Roach writes about living within a Caribbean culture in the heart of London in the ’70s and ’80s. Born on the island of Trinidad, he grew up as a gay black boy in the frosty capital of Britain, learning by degrees about cultural and sexual diversity.