How A Hill of Feathers started
Five years ago I was standing in my kitchen one weekday morning, listening to the radio.
My life was falling apart at the time, but I was listening across the years to a woman whose life was literally being ripped apart by a system that didn't care.
The woman's name was Louise Little, and the story was being read as an excerpt from the Pulitzer Prize winning book, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable.
Louise was Malcolm X's mother, and on that day, June 6th 2011, I heard how she was found wandering in the snow, without shoes, her newborn baby clutched to her chest. Shortly afterwards, she was taken to a mental hospital.
Something told me that there was more to Louise Little than that. The programme ended and I immediately sat down at my laptop to reach out into the wonderful world of the internet, to find out what had happened to her, and her family, next.