7 things and 7 days

Women need to make time for themselves. This is non-negotiable. We need time to breath, to shower, to try on clothes in department stores without worrying that our 2 year old will crawl under the door and run away while we are naked and can’t catch them, to catch up with our mates, and toContinue reading “7 things and 7 days”

My life … in not many words…

I have been somewhat MIA lately – mostly due to ill health (who knows how little fun pneumonia is? Me! Josie knows! Pneumonia sucks!)…. I thought I would just jump on here and give the least interesting update imaginable… “Josie’s life in 2021.” My life has involved a combination of the following, with the oddContinue reading “My life … in not many words…”

Yet, I am allowed to hate dogs…

Dear Reader, I do not hate men… Frankly, it is a ludicrous suggestion, I actally do not hate anyone. That said, there are A LOT of people that I will not spend my precious energy on. There are also people who I trust about as far as I can lever the moon. This is aContinue reading “Yet, I am allowed to hate dogs…”

Whore or Madonna

This isn’t typical of my recent writings, but I wanted to switch things up a little for this weeks #wednesdaywords I wrote this piece when I was privileges enough to regularly attend spoken word nights in my hometown. This poem in its entires captures some of the complications of a woman’s identity, our perception ofContinue reading “Whore or Madonna”

After these years

“My life, my dreams are askew After these years and layers of hurt… …I just want a moment not to feel.” I didn’t write this poem about politics, or change – even though the current state of Australia does make me wish I could not feel. It was an expression of the way I feltContinue reading “After these years”

Needing something to change

I need somethings in my life to change… I think we all do. Wanting a change, knowing we need a change and being able to make the change are not however always the same thing. Maybe the thing you need to change is outside of your control, maybe it is a systemic or structural changeContinue reading “Needing something to change”

Vote One: Fairies and Elves

Dear Mr Morrison Bruh, I live in Australia. I did not vote for you. I do however abide by laws etc…. and I am basically waiting for you to be an awkward conversation in our history text books. I think the chapter would be called ‘Australian Prime Ministers who wanted to make Trump look lessContinue reading “Vote One: Fairies and Elves”

Memories I need to Erase

TW: sexual assault / rape / violence Last week I shared another segment of this piece. I intend to share the piece in it’s entirety when I gather myself enough to write its accompanying story. One little known fact about me is that every time I smell coconut oil, I am reminded that I didContinue reading “Memories I need to Erase”

I need another shower

TW: sexual assault / rape / violence This is an adaptation of a segment from a longer piece which I hope to share soon… I just feel that the current climate in Australia calls for this part to be shared now. Right now, Australian women are being told by the Australian leadership team every dayContinue reading “I need another shower”