Writing

Rewriting rights

Seeing through a fog of privilege Lately, perhaps as pandemic anxiety eases in some places, rhetoric rights have been compromised or denied seems to be on the rise again. With the urgency of mortal risk being either normalised or minimised, the agitation about other concerns is given space. Most often,… Read More »Rewriting rights

When they left

I didn’t say Goodbye I couldn’t sleep deeply last night and managed a couple of brief naps at most. My body was simply ‘alert’ all through the night. I recognised it was my body knowing something my conscious mind did not. Confident I would figure it out in the morning,… Read More »When they left

Tin foil hat on chair. Image by Tom Radetzki.

It’s just a story…

Pandemic Conspiracy Theories On the conspiracy theories about the novel coronavirus that leads to the COVID-19 infection: Can we stop propagating racist rhetoric and pretending it’s in any way innocent? People of *Asian* descent or even ‘suspected’ of looking that way are being assaulted in countries all over the world.… Read More »It’s just a story…

Self-care by Deanna Zandt

Self-care

ReflexIVE Thinking I wrote a reflection on ‘self-care’ in November 2019, early into my time being largely confined to bed as I recovered from major cancer surgery. I understood, at that time, that I was likely to face a longer recovery journey than most given my complicating pre-existing conditions. It… Read More »Self-care

Collection of pin badges

#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