It’s Time To Go Out and Play

I think a lot of us have been indoors for too long and this has created an increased level of anxiety about who we are. It seems safer indoors in the comfort of our caves. “The more you care about what others think, the more they own you” – Maria Forleo The quote above stoppedContinue reading “It’s Time To Go Out and Play”

Let’s all be Brazen Hussies

Thanks to a dear friend of mine, I got to watch this fabulous Oz documentary called “Brazen Hussies” which was a celebration of the women of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the 60s and 70s who started the feminist revolution in Australia.  So many parts were utterly infuriating. I watched archival footage of men crowdedContinue reading “Let’s all be Brazen Hussies”

Can Somebody Chop Off My Head, Please?

These last few months in an effort to get to know myself better in these nutty times, I started to track my cycle using the app, Clue. You know how I am obsessed with the damage the patriarchy causes, well, we all know that women have a monthly cycle which patriarchy tells us is grossContinue reading “Can Somebody Chop Off My Head, Please?”

I Am Enough. I Am Cukup.

Have you ever thought about how much time you spend every day disliking yourself? Beating yourself up? Worrying about your misshapen eyes/nose/breasts/butt? Trying to control everything around you by keeping busy? Feeling disappointed in yourself and those around you? Dissatisfied? I read in this great book, Patriarchy Stress Disorder by Dr Valerie Rein, that womenContinue reading “I Am Enough. I Am Cukup.”

How Mirrors Mess With Our Brains (and why we should use our friends instead)

Have you ever thought about the ways in which what you perceive through your senses can be vastly different from another individual sharing the same space and time with you? We know this for sure with our taste buds; some people lap up the taste of chicken’s feet and goat’s brains and cow’s tongues, andContinue reading “How Mirrors Mess With Our Brains (and why we should use our friends instead)”

“Educating the Loss of Identity” or “Let the Children Be the Teachers”

Through these Covid times with school shutdowns and everyone trying to homeschool their kids and make sense of each subject and ask their children to sit down and be quiet and listen as the teacher talks to them through the screen, we may start to be reminded of our own education. And how we neverContinue reading ““Educating the Loss of Identity” or “Let the Children Be the Teachers””

A Public Service Announcement for Men

Hey men. I heard a rumour that you don’t like women. I heard that you don’t like listening to music or watching movies or reading books made by women. Or about women. I heard that if you walk into a room and it’s a bunch of women sitting around that you want to slink rightContinue reading “A Public Service Announcement for Men”

Motherhood and the Case of the Disappearing Woman

I got an email from my buddy Mia Freedman this morning (co-founder of Mamamia media for those in the dark about this “inspirer” of women) as she was moving house – ok it was a group email and I am on her mailing list, but hey we could be friends IRL. She wrote about women,Continue reading “Motherhood and the Case of the Disappearing Woman”

Does My Bum Look Big in Covid?

In the words of the great philosopher, Boom Crash Opera, “These here are crazy times”. Here we all are working from our bedrooms, scared that we won’t see our families for an indeterminate period of time, going crazy with the anxiety of the unknown future, how long this will go on for, whether our children’sContinue reading “Does My Bum Look Big in Covid?”