JK Rowling is Up to No Good… for a Good Reason

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Feb 21, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Today, we are happy to report that J.K. Rowling has been up to no good….for a good reason. The Harry Potter author paid a visit to a hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she brought cheer in the form of unique graffiti on the walls of the unit. The Scotsman writes: “Ms Rowling, 43, daubed graffiti on the walls of the Young People’s Unit
at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Morningside, which cares for
teenagers with complex psychiatric conditions.

Consultant
psychologist Dr Jane Morris said: “She really does spread magic. She’s
a natural and knows how to talk to young people. And she’s extremely
cool. She does graffiti on the walls which is probably worth a fortune.

“She’s drawn all of us and wrote ‘JK Rowling was here’.

And her way with the capital’s troubled teens impressed staff.

Dr Morris said: “I’d offer her a job any time as she’s already a great therapist.”

We at TLC think that Peeves certainly would approve!





123 Responses to JK Rowling is Up to No Good… for a Good Reason

Avatar ImageMuggleQueen says: Wow that's so cool! I want to see a picture of it now :DAvatar ImageJS297206 says: It is always fantastic to see a famous person giving back, and JKR is certaintly one of the more frequint givers. Avatar ImageTarsieS says: That's our Jo!! Gotta love her!Avatar ImageDobbyandWinky says: anyone have a pic?Avatar Imageomgitslouise says: That's so awesome! I wish I could see that :]Avatar ImageSally_Zaar says: Hehe Peeves is definitley the product of her rebellious tendenciesAvatar Imagekiwimci says: I love this woman, c'mon press give us a pic, seein as its inside a hospital i guess it might take a bit of permissionAvatar ImageRightLeftMiddle says: She is so brilliant. I want to see these pictures!!Avatar ImageZoeNecrosis says: Wow, Rowling is like Picasso now. She can just scribble on whatever, wherever she goes and suddenly she has created wealth and value.Avatar Imageamparisey says: She is way too cool. I love JK Rowling, and the more I hear of her the more I love her.Avatar ImageBell Dema says: That's our Jo! She's so awesome. Avatar ImageTheGoldenSeeker says: That is so cool! She is really nice!! Martina xxxAvatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: That's so great. I hope someone posts a picture soon!Avatar ImageBookworm Jen says: What a great story! Jo is amazing. :)Avatar ImageAccioCloak says: Well done Jo - psychiatric illness doesn't always get the same support as physical illness - glad to see someone like Jo raising the profile of this unit and bringing some fun into these kids lives.Avatar ImageLoader Lady says: It's great that she does her "good work" in such interesting ways. As much as we'd all like to see the artwork, the ones who can see it are in a special privileged class just by the viewing. We'd all make much of them if they even choose to describe the graffiti.Avatar ImageLoader Lady says: It's great that she does her "good work" in such interesting ways. As much as we'd all like to see the artwork, the ones who can see it are in a special privileged class just by the viewing. We'd all make much of them if they even choose to describe the graffiti.Avatar Imagelaxrox93 says: if i were troubled and she came to see me id probably shape up tooAvatar Imagejulvett says: she certainly is multi-talented, haha.Avatar ImageRachael says: That's a really neat idea. I'm glad Jo is putting herself out there to help people.Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Wow! That was some brilliant idea! :)Avatar ImagePeriwinkleEnigma says: This *points to news article* is what seperatetes Jo from people like Stephanie Meyer Avatar ImagewrockfangirlSQUEE says: She is soo cool!!!!!Avatar Imagewizardinventor says: She is the one of the only people who gets away with gahffiti! That's awesome that she does this!Avatar Imagewizardinventor says: She is the one of the only people who gets away with gahffiti! That's awesome that she does this!Avatar ImageBella1951 says: That's really cool! I think it's great that she's helping out these teens! I want to see a picture now!Avatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: That is a nice story. I would like to see what she drew. She does take her celebrity status serious and does good works. It's nice to see this.Avatar ImageDragongamer187 says: is there a pic anywhere of this??Avatar ImageAmanda979 says: Cool! But I'd like to see som pictures..Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Cool!! Good for her!Avatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: Jo is awesome!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: That was incredibly sweet of her.Avatar Imagegryffindor2009 says: wow! what an amazing story! she is SUCH an inspiration!!!!!! :D i just LOVE HER!!!!! :DAvatar Imagelnh92 says: Jo is so amazing. I love her.Avatar Imageascendancy33 says: Aww, thats nice. hope we can see that picture... :)Avatar ImageKianaCP says: She continues to impress me... What an amazing woman...Avatar ImageNeil in Scotland says: She is a saint!!! Well done Jo!!!Avatar ImageKaraDawlish says: Gotta love Jo! Who doesnt love jo?! Nothing but good has ever come from her or Harry& besides just her being awesome she encouraged so many other people to be awesome and do awesome things. JK Rowling FTW!!Avatar Imagetaekwondochik44 says: that is soooo awesome!!! are there any pics?Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: This is awesome. I hope this isn't wrong to say, but in a way she reminds me of Princess Dianna. They both had a gift with children. Avatar Imagejenbabe705 says: Jo is simply outstanding. Way to go!!Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: Yet another reason I love this woman. :)Avatar ImageCatherine says: She is amazing and she always will be! Jo is so sweet and generous and knows how to love everyone especially teens and kids!Avatar Imagehrhgnl says: I hope Leaky will have a picture soon. What a great person she is!Avatar Imagehrhgnl says: I hope Leaky will have a picture soon. What a great person she is!Avatar ImageSwish_and_Flick says: yay Jo! i love when celebrities help people, instead of using their fame for selfish reasons. PS: Hey, Jo, can you come over to Canada and graffiti my bedroom wall for me? haha. Avatar ImageCatherine says: You've got to love her!Avatar ImageChantyBabez says: She's sooo awesome and does she know it?? :D xAvatar Imagebrooke1774 says: That's amazing! I'm glad doing something bad is technically good in some situations. :)Avatar Imagerinanorreh says: Aww, that's great!Avatar ImageProfessorPotter says: How the hell does she get away with all this criminal activity...she vandalised a valuable statues in her hotel room, draws graffiti all over the place, I would be locked up if I did that...just how ultra cool is she! mugglemom4, love your post. I do see the similarities too. Princess Di had a magic touch with everyone...well except Charles and Camilla...and Jo seems to have that same aura about her making people's heart glow.Avatar Imagevicky granger says: That's great ! Jo's amazing ! =)Avatar ImageChetti says: That is so cool, I bet she would make a great therapist. From what we've seen she seems like a natural people person, especially where youth are concerned.Avatar ImageChetti says: That is so cool, I bet she would make a great therapist. From what we've seen she seems like a natural people person, especially where youth are concerned.Avatar ImageChetti says: That is so cool, I bet she would make a great therapist. From what we've seen she seems like a natural people person, especially where youth are concerned.Avatar ImageGreat Uncle Algie says: she is amazing. :D everything she does is new and great and she is such a good personAvatar ImageGreat Uncle Algie says: she is amazing. :D everything she does is new and great and she is such a good personAvatar ImageMcGiggles92 says: She has the biggest heart.Avatar Imagepigmypuffa says: i always new Jo was mischief! and her favorite kind was always the charity related-one.... loool always amazing! :D i would like to see her graffiti! ;)Avatar Imagehp29 says: thats so cool!! Jo is amazing! I want to see it!Avatar Imageshaidydreamer says: Jo never ceases to blow my mind. She is made of pure awesome :)Avatar Imagehalf-blood-queen says: Cool, I wish I could see that graffiti. Jo is just an amazing person, and I am still looking for a wizard rock band who could dedicate a "Thank You" song to JK Rowling.Avatar Imagebooks_r_my_friends says: WOW I LOVE HOW MUCH SHE'S GIVES BACKAvatar ImageR-for-H says: Yeah I read this in the paper this morning!! I was sitting their laughing so hard!! GO JO GO!!Avatar Image3 Weasly Twin says: Jo is absolutly amazing! She is so cool. Not every author would take the time to do something like that. You rock, Jo!Avatar ImageSophie Treklemmer says: Aww, she is such a great person. I wish we could see a picture of that graffiti, though. I hope they post one soon. :)Avatar Imagekayzz says: That's so cool, Jo is so awesome. That would totally make me happy if i was in the hospital and i got to walk by and see Jo's name every day. Squee! Go Jo!Avatar ImageSarabi says: awesome job Jo ;)Avatar ImageSarabi says: awesome job Jo ;)Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: oh man! i would love for Jo to graffiti my wall :D Jo like always, is amazing.Avatar ImageGinnyClone30250 says: That is so cool. I love Jo.Avatar ImageLady of the Lake says: My job requires me to interact with a mental health facility, and it is rather dreary there. I am glad to hear that she did her part to make that one fun :) You go, girl!Avatar ImageChrissyPuff says: She is way cool and she can graffiti my walls any day! Avatar ImageAlisha03 says: That is so cool!! More people need to be like that. Amazing job Jo!!Avatar ImageMrs.DevonMurray.com says: I think she is amazing! I would love to see the picture!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Awesome! I would love to see it! :)Avatar Imagefab_ivi says: We love you Jo. You are truly amazing. xxxxAvatar Imagephantomdave79 says: what an amazing woman she is.Avatar ImageHufflepuffQueenie says: Mademoiselle Marauder ^__^ She's such an amazing person. Avatar ImageAduende says: That kind of wins. I wonder if the hospital is going to have to start fighting off tourists now? Avatar Imagechoirgeek says: This is so fantastic... Kids with psychiatric illnesses so often get overlooked and stereotyped, and I just love to see Jo opening up to them with her compassion. She's so amazing.Avatar ImageKara000 says: She can come and draw on my walls anydayAvatar ImageAga Veneficus says: Be more awesome, Ms. Rowling. Go ahead and try. You can't, 'cause you're too awesome already. :PAvatar ImageAlice Weasley says: cool! I wanna see pictures too. I know graffiti by JKR on my walls would lift my spirits. It's awesome that she's so caring.Avatar Imagelinnie95 says: It is nice to see someone with her great talents doing something soo cool!!! Hats off to you Jo!!!!Avatar Imageswyndellspell says: thats really cool and i like the awarness she's bringin to the subjectAvatar Imagebadger666 says: That's really cool! Jo is great!Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Jo is always doing good things for charity! :) Cheers to her!Avatar ImageProfessor Witchard says: Jo Rowling is seriously one of the coolest authors of all time.Avatar Imageforthejokes says: I really wish I could see that graffiti. It's also great that psychiatric patients are getting recognition, since physical illness often takes precedence.Avatar ImageEmily Erland says: No swamp on the second floor then, eh? :) Always glad to hear stories of how Jo supports so many different groups and causes!Avatar Imageangelac123 says: Yet another example of how awesome and amazing Jo is! Good on her!Avatar Imageangelac123 says: Yet another example of how awesome and amazing Jo is! Good on her!Avatar Imagepotterhead23 says: I hope they take pics. This story is so sweet :)Avatar ImageGobbledygook says: GO JO! HA HA! Only she could get away with that!Avatar Imagecrom says: Oh love her so.Avatar ImageErinM says: I wish other celebrities would take her direction and use their talents and influence to help others the way Jo does. What a great example!Avatar Imageqwillpen says: What a kind thing to do.Avatar Imageumbridge_is_great says: Jo is awesome! I hope a picture comes out soon! Wish she could do that in my local hospital. I'd fake illness just to go there and look, and look, and look.Avatar ImagePrenz13 says: This woman never ceases to amaze me with her generosity and goodwill...she's truly an inspiration...Go Jo!Avatar Imagehannah abbot says: That was nice of her :) i want to see it!! she is pretty dam cool :L Avatar ImageDaughterOfAvalon says: This is why I love JK. She is so generous and giving, using her fame for so many positive things in our world. Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: Awww, that's lovely to hear! Jo is fantastic! And I wanna see!Avatar ImageA Chocolate Frog says: That's so cool!! Yaaay for Jo!!Avatar Imageginnywp says: that is so cool... graffiti as therapy... sounds like fun. Anyway good for JoAvatar ImageSidish_black6 says: thats good. . . . she even got a backup work there. . . .!!! cuz the doc is ready to offer her a job anytime. . .!!! jo iz amazing. . . Avatar Imagejennibelle says: She is just so amazing.Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: She can write on my walls anytime!!Avatar Imagejonfrog says: graffiti has always had a bad reputation but as you can see it can be used for good as you can see. this is why graffiti art shouldn't be called vandalism but urban art because any form of art is just way for the artist to express his or hers feelings. Avatar Imagelollifant says: That's so sweet of her! You're amazing Jo!!Avatar Imagetinagin says: That is so lovely. Avatar Imagedopaminescenesta says: Jo's just amazing !!! :)Avatar ImageKnives In The Moloko says: That's so cool! I'd like to see a photo too.Avatar Imageele0206 says: Well done, she's such a great person.Avatar Imagescarymissmary28 says: She's amazing...making us proud all the time!!And Peeves would soooooo approve lolAvatar ImageFwanninator says: I hope someone puts a pic up soon!Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: she's a sweetheartAvatar Imagestuckinanhpmoment says: That is so BA it's not even funny and now we HAVE to see photos. And as a therapist myself, I'd love to get some tips from her about talking to teens!Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: Jo never stops doing good deeds. At least in the U.S., mental conditions are given short shrift -- and it's good that she cares about these young people.Avatar ImageWizziby says: I'm always amazed how easily brilliance seems to come to her. Really, what an amazingly creative and genuine thing to do. Avatar ImageFelipe_Q says: Jo is such a wonderful human being!! She is always inspiring me to be a better individual. Jo, we <3 ya!!!!!Avatar ImageVioletPhoenix says: JK is the BEST! Once again she's spreading her magic. Nice Job!Avatar ImageBradyboy says: This women never stops giving.... love you Jo!

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