Imagining what is possible…

The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is – it’s to imagine what is possible– bell hooks, Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations, 2012, Thursday afternoon Australia, warm afternoon, thinking of the significance of bell hooks to my life. I find myself back at a university named after an explorer, a coloniser, fetedContinue reading “Imagining what is possible…”

International Women’s Day; pen portraits, poetry, posts past

Wishing you a happy International Women’s Day.  Wishing you strength in your quests to empower women. Enjoy! Weaving Sunset A poem. Poetry of Mahvash Sabet  A review of a poet rising above her situation of being a religious conscience prisoner. Empowerment of Women A reflection. It’s all in the Sidetracks When I first met Jennifer Martiniello.Continue reading “International Women’s Day; pen portraits, poetry, posts past”

Published by Kookie!

So happy to share my story ‘The Park’  about a mysterious lady in the park, and the power of friendship and art, has been published by Kookie Magazine. A hugh thank you to one of the editors Nicky and the rest of the team, for sharing this work. You can preview the first part ofContinue reading “Published by Kookie!”

Freedom For Every Child

Originally posted on Magic Fish Dreaming:
From the Perkins Family Archive I wish for every child in the world, freedom from war, freedom from hunger, free education, and someone who cares for them and loves to read them poetry. Thanks so much to the following people for their much valued and precious feedback on Magic…

Stop the Bully: Karen Tyrrell Writing to Empower the Young

  Writing to empower young people and children is a topic close to my heart, so I was thrilled to interview Karen Tyrrell, a local Brisbane author and former teacher, about her latest book Stop the Bully. I met Karen virtually through the Monday writing sprint group on facebook (started by Anita Heiss and now chairedContinue reading “Stop the Bully: Karen Tyrrell Writing to Empower the Young”