My historic #MeToo Collection

The previously published work has been lifted from other collections and compiled here as a full manuscript, in a permanent ‘Page’ rather than a Blog post. This year, 2019, the poem ‘safe’ will appear in the Australian Picador anthology ‘#MeToo’, so it seemed an opportune time to collect these poems. Click HERE to access it. […]

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Published Fiction #7: ‘Onion Soup’

’Onion Soup’ won first prize in the short story section of the Fellowship of Australian Writers (Far North Coast, NSW, Branch) Annual Literary Awards in 1995. It was published in an anthology of winning and shortlisted entries, ‘A Fellowship of Words’. copyright, Liz Hall-Downs, 1995, 2018

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Living with an Invisible Disability 101: Carers

An online group I’m in recently posed the question of how we Crip Warriors should respond to the plethora of articles that discuss  ‘parenting a child with a disability”. As we share the ‘Social Model’ Of Disability, and call out Ableism in all its manifestations, we also often point out how these articles, in the […]

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How others see us can be surprising

  A friend of ours married a lovely young lady from Vietnam; they have a beautiful young daughter who took many years to conceive and is therefore something of a miracle child, and much loved.  An’s parents have come over to Australia, from their home in Ho Chi Minh City, for a year to spend […]

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