Meet Sovereignty reporter
Astrid Goddard has lived in London, Cornwall and Cumbria, the latter being her home for most of the last twenty years.
Having always had an interest in writing, and having been introduced to the editor of a local newspaper The Wigton and District Observer about three years ago, Astrid was invited to write a series of articles on Complementary Health care. She has produced articles for the same paper about GM foods and other matters.
Astrid also writes poems on various subjects, one of which, Separation, appeared in the anthology Voices published by United Press in 2001.
During 2001, Astrid was employed as a LETS (Local Exchange Trading System) development worker, when the Foot and Mouth Crisis made a devastating impact on life in Cumbria.
Unable to live with herself unless she did something, Astrid took any opportunity to protest about the Government's handling of the situation, and began to write, in an attempt to make people aware of what was going on. We added several of her poems and a report of her one-woman protest at Pica in Cumbria to this website in October 2001, and she has been writing for Sovereignty ever since. Her reports have taken her from Cumbria to London, to Gloucester, to Lydney, to the Forest of Dean, to Cardiff and to Dumfries, amongst other places. Her tireless work has made her a well known and highly-respected reporter in the Foot and Mouth resistance scene.
Disillusioned with most of the mainstream media, Astrid is pleased to assist the Sovereignty team effort where it coincides with her own views, beliefs and aspirations.
Her own particular interests include animal welfare, organic farming, alternative health care, and community self-help groups such as LETS.