‘her wounds came from the same source as her power’ What does it mean to write into one’s wounds? Adrienne Rich and Cheryl Strayed both illuminate this perspective as a source of power in poetic expression. As a creative woman, I’ve come to see that it means not rejecting pain, but making room for it in one’s […]
This little reflection was written towards the final stages of a PhD. There’s light and life at the end of the journey. http://thesiswhisperer.com/2014/11/19/how-not-to-run-off-the-end-of-the-phd-cliff/
Audre Lorde says that poetry is not a luxury. To flourish as human beings, women, others, we need what poetry can offer. And what exactly is that? Poetry offers grace and revelation. It cups secret fragments of truth and moonlight. Poetry unveils textures of flesh. Poetry reignites the smouldering passion of love amid ashes of […]
When is it okay for occupational stories to become strange tales for public and private consumption? Most of us offload work experiences with family and friends to let off steam, but there are some jobs where this is totally unsuitable. A play called ‘Ugly Mugs’ – which finished its run at Griffin Theatre in Sydney two […]
Strong or Silenced Voices? A small and succinct op ed, in which I argue for the decriminalisation of sex work.
Rebecca Chopp in her book The Power to Speak says that women “must develop new discourses for their lives, writing and speaking their stories … through adventure, laughter, openness, freedom, creativity, and friendship.” Boldly she proclaims that feminist theologies are now in the process of remodelling the entire foundation of Christianity, rather than simply questioning […]