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As a Manc, I’m curious to know if people believe all they read on the internet and in newspapers.

We’re currently reaching out to you to ask you to engage with the attached survey either online or by email.


The aim is: to promote social cohesion by counteracting negative images of social groups presented by the press and social media.

I’ve attached a hard copy too should you wish to answer the questions privately and send to ginatfost@outlook.com your response.

Much appreciated. The questions are below:

  1. Do you believe the stories you read in the press about other groups of people?




  1. How likely are you to believe a story your parents have told you?

highly likely


not at all

  1. How likely are you likely to believe a story a friend has told you?

Very likely


not likely

  1. How likely are you to believe a story your children have told you?

Very likely


Not likely

  1. Would you be interested in telling a story as part of this project?



not sure

  1. How accurate do you think the news and media represent other people who are not like you?

Highly accurate

don’t know




Women with Gifts!

Women with Gifts and Afflictions!  Help with the cost of Assessments. Thank you!

The gifts can be anything from artistic talent to a specialist subject but it’s the afflictions that absorb our energy, relationships and ability to cope with each day.

It’s a hard road to be on, but women with Asperger/Autism traits are on it whether they like it or not.

A petition has been started to support the women in Manchester, particularly mature women, who have chronic conditions caused by the disability, Asperger which has been holding them back through no fault of their own.

The Three Minute Theatre has an open day tomorrow for Square Circle Theatre CIC who have been awarded funds to support a project supporting these women. They need it. They are at the back of the cue when it comes to assessments. It is believed that they have coped so far, ‘why need an assessment’? Ignorance must be at large and it has been for sometime.

I learnt yesterday that I have chronic pancreatitis possibly caused by a cystic fibrosis gene or stress caused by Aspergers. Maybe both. Asperger is a NEUROLOGICAL condition. It’s relationship with depression is inevitable. These women often end up depressed through lack of support from families, friends and services supposedly available to them.

Families often have no idea why their mother, grandma and others close to them behave the way they do if they don’t know they have this condition. The person with Asperger has no idea either if they’ve had the condition a long time but no idea of its existence.

I’ve experienced a number of immediate family deaths but at each have been unable to mourn. Following these experiences my family rejected, bullied and abused me. I learnt about my condition when training as a teacher to be a mentor to a young man with Asperger/Autism which can span from few abilities to high functioning abilities. I got on very well with him. I understood him. But he was a neurological nightmare too.

Neurologically, I’m a nightmare.Hemiplegic Migraine has blighted my life. This is a genetic disorder which can mutate into HMR or Epilepsy! The genetic disorder continues. Chronic Pancreatitis is a severe digestive disorder which can be caused by a Cystic Fibrosis Gene. And just to add insult to neurons: Hydrocephalus.

Getting through each day is supported by medication and a walking aid. And without my husband, John, who cares for me because that’s his nature, I manage. Some days of course, I don’t. Being horizontal is the only option. Not good for the Asthma; which is connected to being Asperger/Autism too.

This article is not about sympathy, it’s about helping other women like me who are lonely, isolated, ill and have no information on the help that’s out there. More often than not that’s because they’re not computer literate. They need to be able to access information.

Autism/Asperger Agencies Are often online. I’ve had to be computer literate. I used to teach. When teaching you have to keep up with technological advances. The project Voices Mcr will go ahead with more passion and determination than before.

A life can be shortened by the chronic conditions cited. We need to make sure these women are helped before it’s too late!

Lottery and Square Circle Theatre are doing just that. Do support us by signing the petition: Petition. Change.org

Thank you!

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Details of the Project The Launch is tomorrow with the support of MP Lucy Powell and City Voice. Manchester.


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How to find us. Best Square Circle Theatre.

Contact: ginatfrost@outlook.com to let her know if you are coming. SCT look forward to meeting you.

Manchester Voices

square circle theatre



What’s happening in 2016 I hear?

An award from Awards for All will allow us to guarantee a project SCT has been determined to deliver. The voices of women with Autistic traits who have yet to achieve an assessment, will be SCT focus from April 1st, the launch event at 3MT in Afflecks on Oldham Street, M11JG

Wouldn’t it be grand if Susan Boyle could come and better still, be patron of the project which is a five year project. This is the first year.

Women of a certain age don’t always have computer skills which they need to research their RIGHTS! This is one of the first things SCT and its team will be helping with. ‘1:1 hasn’t gone’ is the Voices motto. 1:1 is what the members of this group need. Everything is online now. But it’s not much good to you if you can’t operate a computer for the purpose of communicating and discovering the plethora of information that’s out there.

Autism is a disability that’s here to stay. But it’s the mildest form, Asperger in older people that has gone unnoticed.The damming truth is: ‘they haven’t managed’ which is an assumption in society and a quote often read or heard.

9/10 women with Aspergers have allergies and digestive problems which can lead to life threatening conditions: for example, chronic pancreatitis can go unnoticed in those with allergies which create excessive mucous. This becomes a problem in the digestive mechanism. The Mcr Voices project leader has this problem. She had no idea the sinuses are part of the digestive system. Enough said. So you see, ‘they haven’t managed’ and this is just one example of the symptoms experienced by a mature Asperger female.

Come to the launch if you believe you’re one of these women. Contact Gina on 0161 834 4517 for more information.

We need support getting the message out there and we need to shout from the rooftops that the city centre has a social drop in facility for women with Asperger.

Thank you!

Poundsfunder Movement Manchester & beyond…


Just got on with it today following training this morning with Ann Strachan. It was an enlightening morning.

It’s determination and patience for this project. It’s not had a great start.

I wonder if sometimes something can be so simple: it can’t be true! But it is. I’ve given up on the funds-for-fees. The feedback from the very audience it was intended made it clear: it’s a non-starter.

Go with the flow is what I say: Square Circle Theatre is moving from strength to strength. Maybe it’s the right year to focus on the projects created for Women and girls with Autism/AD.

We’ve had interest from investors on this concept. That indicates it’s a good product. But the audience it’s aimed at, are just not coming forward.

Maybe keeping it as a concept to use for the local community may work. Let’s see.

 http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/lets-move-and-shake-with-poundsfunder-movement the local community is a new audience. Please share if you think it’s suitable for a group in your community. Thank you

gina@manchestershakespearecompany.co.uk welcomes your questions and comments. There’s often something staring at you but you still don’t see it. That could be the answer.

www.squarecircletheatre.co.uk if you want to have a look at the website. 

The theatre company has a strong community. But this year, we need to strengthen it further. 

Emphasis on training those interested in acting without the three year degree is a building block they can use to forge their motives in the Manchester scene. Some will break in. Others may find it too demanding. But that’s the nature of the beast as they say.