Archival poem: firing goddesses from the murray river

Featured image: Venus of Willendorf. The Venus of Willendorf is an 11.1-centimetre-tall Venus figurine estimated to have been made 30,000 BCE.   Discovered in Austria in 1908, it is composed of red ochre and limestone (Oolite) and stands 11.1 centimetres tall.  Source: Wikipedia I wrote this poem and made a series of river clay goddesses […]

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Some new (old) Swampfish videos.

We played a gig at The Shed in Nanango last year (2018). Ably supported by the awesome Jayne Dixon on percussion. I just posted a couple of videos, from the cameras of Charlie Spagalli.   so … I give you …  ‘Bitter Pill’ by Kim Downs, sung by me: and, ‘All On My Own’ by […]

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How disability advocates helped my self confidence: Inform Online

This was published in September 2019 at Inform online. Thanks to editor Kirby Fenwick for the opportunity. There are a few things in here I wish I’d known decades ago, especially about other people’s ableism. https://www.informonline.org.au/how-disability-advocates-helped-my-self-confidence/   How disability advocates helped my self confidence Blog Liz Hall-Downs has learnt a lot from disability advocates. Here, […]

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Living with an Invisible Disability 101: Effing Ableism!

WARNING. ANGRY RANT ABOUT INSENSITIVE KNOW-IT-ALLS AHEAD! (This was a personal social media post but the response from disabled friends has prompted me to share it more widely. Thanks to all who commented.) Featured photo from healthline.com I had a really awful experience of Ableism recently.I went to a new exercise class to try it […]

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