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Emotionally Present / Personal Is Political

Self-Care, Holding Space, & Real Talk

Do you ever come across terms like “self-care” or “holding space”, and wonder what that’s supposed to mean? I first encountered it among a group of young women who were rather passionately (if not at times aggressively) defying harmful behaviours of local men’s rights “activists”. We had all come together to organise around pro-lifers whose … Continue reading

Personal Is Political / Race/Ethnicity

Revisiting Dreadlocks, White People, And The Cultural Appropriation Brigade

I’ve written before, and more than once, about how (and why) white people get hostile over the matter of white people wearing dreadlocks, and how fundamentally ridiculous an exercise this is. Just yesterday, the matter resurfaced again in a way that I was unprepared for—as a brief moment in a short YouTube video made to … Continue reading

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Untitled (Poem)

Come and learn. Come, drum and sing. But the moment family needs you, Then you were just “chasing bling”.   Come join the circle. There’s space for everyone. Receive teachings from the elders. But don’t you hoard it, young one.   Creator made each of us, And gave us all different gifts to share. You … Continue reading

Disability / Emotionally Dissociated / Lived Experience/Memoir / Time-specific

Dissociative Identity Disorder, Crisis Management, & Emotional Triage

Recently in my life away from writing this blog, a conflict erupted. It was a big one, with consequences reaching much further than my antagonist realises. I don’t call her my antagonist as if to imply that I am a do-no-wrong protagonist. I make a lot of mistakes. But what is clear is that we … Continue reading