Where once we gathered by a fire With babes in arms to admire Where once we were held by the wise Bonded by familiar ties All ages together, young to old Watching life cycles unfold Simpler in some ways, it may have been With different dangers to glean The world was smaller, not even round … More Where once we gathered
Self Care they cry, is what you need – Pinterest and instragram show you how And if what Dave* says is true, self care means I should be pampered now! I should watch a funny movie with snacks all night long, for laughter is good Then he promptly says I need more sleep – so which … More Self care according to Dave
Books for rebel girls, girls can rule the world Be extraordinary. Be qualified. Be more than. Be bold. Be tough. Make noise! Aiming for equality but is it the right direction? Why not an ordinary life, lived well with love and care? The values I hear are Me me me The time is … More Be inspired!
Lower your expectations Then lower them again Expect nothing Get nothing: Advice from a ‘friend’. I know it seems a little odd What you expect seems fair Let it go It won’t fly There’s no one to care. You see, care has no value So no one gives a shit You gave much … More Lower your expectations!
The parallels between birthing and dying are profound. It can be an awesome experience to observe and a great honour to be present in the moment. Or it can be a stressful, awkward experience. Following are two poems. The first is a medicalised experience, full of fear and uncertainty. The second could be a natural, … More Facing Birth Facing Death
“I’ll always love you and make you happy If you will only say the same But if you leave me and love another You’ll regret it all some day” lyrics from ‘You are My Sunshine’ In Australia, it is estimated that one woman a week is killed by the man who once declared his … More You are My Sunshine – a threat if ever I heard one!
“I can’t understand why you left him” a comment thrown away Perplexed I tried to grasp it, before it ruined my day, Why would you say something so thoughtless and malignant Surely common sense tells you – there is a reason in it. This comment not just rude, it was also factually incorrect It was … More Two Sides
She danced with joy, and clapped her hands Delighted, hopeful, naive. She’s been told she can “be anything she wants” The glass ceiling was smashed A sexual revolution liberated women She can vote! Nothing stands in her way. Except. Except. Except. She is, however right to be hopeful. And to … More Safe. Dignified. Yes.
Default as the standard choice It’s what you get if you don’t change the settings? It’s what you get if you want no frills? No enhancement. Basic. Impersonal. Or is default a failure? Not meeting obligation? ‘Male’ has long been considered the default human. It is the default in literature. If the gender … More Default
“Me me me” my vocals warm up I take to my stage head held high My audience is there to adore me I am all that matters My performance replaces truth Superficial and materialistic Don’t question me Accept what I present Fragile in my spotlight I need you to play along I am the star … More Me me me