Writing your Truth, Staring Down Censure

Recently, in an online women writers’ group I frequent, someone asked if others had experienced friends and family members becoming upset at things we had written and published, even when it made no mention of them, or anything directly affecting them. This sounded all-too-familiar, so I wrote this response: TRUTH IS … Before we couldn’t […]

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The ‘Fit of Passion’ Archive: the performance poems #3

Two more back to back performance poems. ’My Sister Has a New Set of Breasts’ was my early 1990s response to the increasing normalisation of plastic surgery being done to perfectly healthy, functional bodies. It poses the question, ‘If our bodies aren’t perfect in the way society currently envisions that notion, are we therefore unloveable?’ […]

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Considering #MeToo #2

  A followup on the #metoo hashtag campaign, and my October blog post about it. (Featured images by Lee Waddell) I had intended to write a proper article, but have opted to use some of the actual responses to the original piece and the discussion it generated instead. And to reflect on some aspects of […]

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