Ben Elton has a new book, Identity Crisis. or does it… was Elton just yelling at the cloud, or was he satirically holding up the mirror to a narcissistic society? is it funny, because it is true? or does it cut a little too close to the bone? and who is knocking … More man yells at cloud. ..or did he?
She was feeling over run, Had too much to do, And no one was there to help her, She wanted to shoot through, But upon her they were dependent She had to soldier on. Robot-like she functioned Sleep deprived and unsupported afraid to stop – she would be judged Maybe even reported. So on … More The Nervous Breakdown
Before Consent…a poem The stork story might be fun – but it disregards the importance of Mum. That women birth seems an aside, The truth of birth we^ like to hide, With a storkish euphemism, No real choice is given, No honour or celebration, Birth is an enduration* And so their power, women relent, And … More Before Consent…
We have a huge problem in our society. And it is not that women need time and support to ‘recover’ from birth. The problem is we have developed a culture of segregation: where babies and mothers are not immersed in the ‘every day’ where children are sent off to school and adults to work where … More Recovering from birth: Eve Syndrome
I see paid articles, giving advice Thinly veiled to sell, falsely nice And I think to myself what a confusing world I see ads selling bras with near naked bods Public breastfeeding frowned, but this get the nods And I think to myself what a confusing world The politicians are ignoring our polluting way No … More What a Confusing World
Imagine a world where the children come first in preparations, Where family work is acknowledged and we avoid separations. Workplaces with flexibility for ALL to care for the children in their life, This way it’s not just parents, keeping kids out of strife. Imagine a world where love is valued as integral … More Imagine
There once was a kid who loved Science And grew up to create an appliance* it’s science he said nature is ‘dead’ And to trust nature is medical defiance *This ‘appliance’ could be, for example, the constant monitoring equipment used in labour, very useful when indicated but not always necessary or beneficial. And it is … More When Science Communication is not science or communication.
New mother finding her new self Alone Isolated Adrift Advice blows her in different directions Conflict Stormy Dangerous Precarious and vulnerable, under pressure Prescribed Judged Unhelpful New mother finding her new self Honoured Supported Informed Trusts her instinct and embraces the change Calm Gentle Observant Vulnerable, but powerful, self determining Confident Assertive Aware … More Adrift
Wise old monkey, tell me more Of the monkey tree. Wise old monkey, share your lore With hairless apes like me. “Those up high gaze down” she spoke “To see the smiling souls, Those below gaze up with hope, But only see arseholes.” This much I’d heard, it was well known But wise old was … More Wisdom of the Monkey