NMP3: Rose Queens

“If we all helped carry the weight of injustice, we could not bear it, and so we would finally stop tolerating what we’ve been content to force others to carry alone.”- Emma Sulkowicz Coming together through craftivism to discuss what we want changed with the representation of women was a really powerful experience. Putting the discussion into…

Against Rape: Philomela

I’ve been following the Against Rape online protest on peonymoon.wordpress.com, such a moving collection of art and poetry. It’s going on for the next few days so catch some of their future posts here. In the introduction they talk about the silencing that is a part of rape culture: ‘It is into this silence that Against…

Sep 1st: Deadline and flowers

Deadline: Tuesday 24th September 2013 I have 24 days to finish up the masters in creative writing that has formed my personality for the last two years. My head feels like it is full of spinning plates. Went to CAKE short and sweet at Forming Words exhibition. You can find the prompts and full workshop…

Blank Media: Equals

Just a few reflections on Helen Jones piece ‘Come Undone’ for the Blank Media exhibition: Equals. She has hand-embroidered her own design on a white tablecloth which hangs in the middle of a room draped over a line like laundry. At the launch she begins unpicking the floral pattern, small golden threads curling on the…

#Scrib13 Festival

Hello! My time has been very full lately of work and poeming and what not. I was really happy I made the time to volunteer for Tell Us Another One, CartWheel Arts to tweet at their annual festival, Scribble Festival! It was held on the first floor of the Friend’s Meeting House behind the library,…

NaPoWriMo: Day 12

I’m finding it funny that today’ s prompt is to be honest and: ‘say things you’d like to say, but never would, to a parent, lover, sibling, child, teacher, roommate, best friend, mayor, president, corporate CEO, etc.’ So we blog it instead :P. I’m liking Mel’s interpretation, a metaphor skirting attack on how we engage. In…