The first time I ever realised the potential power of my voice as a writer and ability to one day create change was when I penned an open letter to the Walt Disney Animation Corporation and Studios in 2015. I wrote the letter after I went to see the groundbreaking and heartwrenching animated film from the company, Inside Out with my family. I remember being … Continue reading The #DisneyDisabled Campaign
*crawls out from under a rock* Hi Guys! I was introducing someone new to my blogs tonight because they’re always really supportive of my writing on another platform and realised I hadn’t watered this cyber garden since MARCH. Yikes! Pretty sure I’ve broken every golden rule of blogging so hopefully someone out there is still reading this haha! Now, I’m sure you haven’t missed me … Continue reading Guess Who’s Back? Back Again…
Team sport is often referred to as a ship. The kind where all members must work together with the captain at the wheel. Well, here’s the thing I’ve learned about team ships the last couple of days… Icebergs can come in all forms and just like The Titanic, once you hit them, there’s no going back. For the men who wear the baggy green, the iceberg came … Continue reading The Yellow Tape Iceberg
Hands up if you watch videos on Youtube? Yeah, I thought so. Well, there are some things you might want to know… If you’ve ever wondered why Youtube pops those ads on in the beginning or middle of the video you’re trying to watch which is annoying and maybe even awkward especially if you’re using it for music at a party, it’s because they have … Continue reading The One With Youtube, Art and the very first interview on the blog.
So I’ve never shared anything like this before, at least not here… This is a poem I wrote a couple of days ago about hiding hard feelings and rawness behind masks built on the pretence of pretending to be fine, something I think we are all guilty of doing. I’m really intrigued to see what you think so please tell me 🙏🏻 “Hidden” Her skin … Continue reading An Experiment..
Tuesday was a day pregnant with rain, the booms and flashes of a faraway thunderstorm typical in the soundtrack of an Australian February. It was not however a typical Tuesday. This was the Tuesday that I would feel the energy of music in a completely unprecedented form. I had found out about this day on a nondescript time blurred 24 hours where I’d happened to … Continue reading The Runaway American Dream…
Across the world today, millions of men and women have marched. They have risen to meet dark clouds of uncertainty, fear and hate with rebellious hope, strength and love. They have shown that we are much stronger united than we are divided. View this post on Instagram "Never underestimate the power of a woman" or the millions who march and stand in solidarity across the … Continue reading Do You Hear The People Sing?
Bob Dylan was right. As the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, his sentiments in song still capture the mood of the world today. Well, at least they capture my mood. There is a week left of the times we have known as a world for the past 8 years. My social media has been littered with farewells, collages, videos, thoughts. The world … Continue reading The Times They Are A-Changin’
Hands up if you made a New Years Resolution /goal for 2017, even if it was a fleeting half-formed thought that you never voiced? I expect everyone who reads this to have raised their hands. I had too but as we know, these Resolutions are all too easy to break. I was kind of at a loss as how to make sure mine actually stuck … Continue reading 365 Days of ‘Free’
Yo, my palms are sweaty, knees weak and my arms are heavy. Can we skip the bit about vomit on the sweater and jump straight to Mum’s spaghetti? On the surface I look calm and ready but in reality… Oh that’s right, I’m not home within the safety of my own four walls. My words might be seen by people on the Internet. They’re … Continue reading Whoops. Should I have Googled “How To Blog” Before I Did This Or…