She stopped speaking to him. Without her to buoy their fractured relationship, there was no contact. Nothing. Who knew when it first started? With the Nazi's maybe, but no one ever talked about it. Love withheld. A gas that poisons generations —mother to son, son to daughter. Blood of my blood. Bone of my bone. … Continue reading The Book of Estrangement: Part 1
I had felt the urge to write a poem for the first time in a long time, but then, I became distracted by my thoughts of other people. I forgot that I meant to think of you. I forgot what I wanted to say. That I had anything to share that wasn't click-bait. Or a … Continue reading Content Wars
Geese sit in packs outside our parked car. Having scoped our exit, they wait — for bread or blood. Sweat slicked and wearing expensive leggings — couples jog past noses wrinkle in disdain At us, the Human Farts. Why do people in parks insist on eating their soft serves like they are sucking … Continue reading Centenery Park
Sitting on the toilet I can see the hairs on its legs From finger to thumb it measures the length of my hand. Abel and Kane Our arachnid friend is unaware its significance is biblical. It would have been his 40th birthday this year All bones and dust The remains of our bond … Continue reading Huntsman
We slough skin from our bodies. Seven lives -- We emerge pink and newborn from each heartbreak. Fists closed; eyes squeezed shut in protest. Not again, Not again. Left cold by our past selves We flee each pin-prick of realisation. Breathing our cold breath out over the valley of expectant upturned faces Forcing our gaze … Continue reading Shame
A book is not an isolated being: it is a relationship, an axis of innumerable relationships. — Jorge Luis Borges Like many people living in the modern era I spend at least 7 hours of my day in front of a screen, whether it’s on my computer at work, or on my phone texting friends … Continue reading Falling in love over and over again
What literature tells us about forgiving, forgetting and vengeance. Forgiveness is a concept most of us are familiar with. When someone has wronged you, whether its to break your heart or your phone, the virtuous way to deal with it is to forgive and forget. Right? Forgiveness is a psychological concept, enshrined in religion and … Continue reading To forgive and forget, or not?
I've been waxing since I was a teenager. Growing up in the modern world you soon learn that our relationship with body hair is contradictory. In winter it keeps us warm but having smooth silky body-parts is synonymous with being attractive. I'd love to say my attitude to body-hair hasn't been formed by a culture that … Continue reading You have a lovely vagina
https://vimeo.com/147760743 We need to talk about the Australian women’s movement and white privilege. [As published on Medium] Let me first clarify that I am a white woman and regardless of my upbringing, personal struggles or history, I am unequivocally white in a society that accepts white as the norm. I am passionate about equality and … Continue reading The Australian Women’s Movement and White Privilege
As our plane touched down in Delhi my nerves were on edge. I was wearing my most unattractive ensemble (to hide any semblance of the female form), I hadn't washed in days and I had already been felt up at four different checkpoints between checking in and boarding the plane at Kathmandu airport. (Those Nepalese officials prefer the intimate … Continue reading Delhi — also known as rape city?