A young friend of mine, who I am incredibly proud of, wanted to share these words with a wider audience. I have formatted them, and corrected some spelling, but the words, and the thoughts, are all hers. I have used drugs for ten years of my life in one way or another, but recently upon … Continue reading **Guest Post** Love the addicts in your life.
*The "You" referenced in this blog, is similar to The Ubiquitous They, not talking about a particular person. The examples are all real. This is not saying that you, the reader are doing these things or saying them. Just identifying that it isn't cool to do it, even once* So, I have an assignment to … Continue reading On loving people, any way.
This Blog isn't funny. Sorry. There aren't any memes, or jokes or light hearted moments. At the beginning, it looks like falling in love. You want to be together every moment, you lose interest in your family and friends, and you just want to be with that new, fascinating, sexy person who you just met. … Continue reading On what it looks like at the beginning *TRIGGER WARNING* references abusive relationships.
Yup. That Time of the Month. Periods. Menstruation. Riding the Red Wave. Shark week. Mother Natures Gift. Pick a name, there are as many names for the bleeding week as there are for where the bleeding comes out of. Warning. This post contains intimate discussions of my menstrual cycle, and may be offensive to … Continue reading On Aunt Flo’s very expensive visits.
This is all over the internet at the moment, and it is real. A problem facing way too many normal New Zealanders. I am aware of the suggestion that the only ones we hear about are the ones who come from a place of poverty in the first place, but I thought, maybe we can … Continue reading On Homelessness
So, I was talking to a friend yesterday (This blog was started in April, so, not yesterday now, actually, it was bloody ages ago) about deciding "what is next" and it led to this revelation about how I know that I struggle to start things because I hold such high expectations for myself... Those expectations … Continue reading On paralysis and vulnerability
So, when I was twenty one, I was in the middle of a separation that would end in divorce, in the middle of a custody battle, in the middle of not knowing anything about myself, really. I knew what I believed: I believed I knew what love was, I was agnostic and regularly attended church; … Continue reading On growth
This week, in New Zealand, we have a moment of truth presenting itself. The back story is long and complex. As these things so often are in politics, it is a distraction from a main event. The shiny paper keeping everyone's attention over here. The dead cat thrown on the table to distract from a … Continue reading On Rape culture in our parliament and in our homes. *TRIGGER WARNING* references rape and the silencing of rape victims.