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#CBD

What am I             To you or to me or to him or to her or to them Am I loved or lovable Do I love well enough Do I hold well enough Do I challenge enough Without being challenging Us vs them or            … Read More »#CBD

Hands painted with red loveheart. Image by Tim Marshall

Cave time

Isolation doesn’t have to be lonely Edited 18 March 2020 to add more resources/tips Edited 18 April 2020 in response to changing isolation conditions and to incorporate more resources/tips As the COVID-19 pandemic, declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO), on 11 March 2020, begins to drive more people into… Read More »Cave time

Giving to myself

Permission The current conversation in Australia (and beyond) is fraught with damaging perspectives, underlying assumptions, and riddled with mythologies about the domestic terrorism that is the experience of intimate partner violence (which includes emotional, mental, religious, financial, verbal, sexual, and the more often visible and broadly understood physical forms of… Read More »Giving to myself

Graffiti art of blue haired woman pushing against concrete walls. Photograph by Joe Pregadio

The pain of considering failure

Whispers inside Echoing unspoken glances interpreted Polite declines Invitations retracted Applications rejected Submissions that do not                 make a long list,                                short list,                                               someone else’s list     Trying is practice Practice is building Building me,                 building craft,                                building potential Honing skill… Read More »The pain of considering failure

Purple peacock feather. Photograph by Ayush Tiwari

Move

Everyday, I was a different mask for an emotion I didn’t feel             There’s a blur between us             Your anger is my burden             Your raised hand will be my ache tomorrow               My vision is consumed with your concerns             Your troubles demand my solutions             Your… Read More »Move