Looking back and moving forward

As depicted in the above photo, I got married in December, to the Pilot, a young man who has on occasion featured in this blog. After months of planning and a lot of help (especially from Mum) the day was an absolute hit. We had a wonderful time and only had a couple of moments…

Street Harassment

First, read this article about street harassment. I was posting it on Facebook and then realised I had a little more to say about the article. I don’t have an experience of street harassment like this woman does, in terms of expecting it on a daily basis. I have lived in a tiny hamlet, in…

Group poem — from 10th January 2013

(Language warning) Group Poem Lazy cider Sunday on Another day Melting onto the bitumen Resolidifying as the doctor blusters in Yo cranky drivers, striking This summer arvo Carving a space From high headed bubbles And the sharp annoying clinks Of sweaty glasses Zooming unbidden, skidding Across drips From our temples Past the noise, past the…

As the days go by

I am sitting at the Front, a cafe where they let you buy one thing and sit for hours. The only downside of studying here is that when I don’t have a study buddy I have to abandon my laptop to use the facilities. However, my laptop is a 2009 Dell, so I doubt the…

International Women’s Day Special

International Women’s Day has been a part of my consciousness since my Mum started working for a women’s organisation in 2001 and was in charge of organising an event every year. But this was the first year that I heard International Women’s Day being talked about in the mainstream. It was on the news, Triple…

Choose your own blog adventure

At the moment I have a specific form of writer’s block. I will explain this with a very disgusting poo story. You have been warned! So there is writer’s block, which is typically understood as not having any ideas, or not being able to write when confronted with the blank piece of paper or that…