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Blog: Gender & Sexuality

Women, Words & Radical Hospitality — 11 Aug 2013

(All images were taken by me, at Hedgebrook) When I got accepted to Hedgebrook -a retreat for women writers- back in 2011,  I was sent a series of forms to fill in. One particular section struck me: Applicants were supposed to tick a set of boxes pertaining to their dietary requirements, and in addition, provide a list of their comfort foods. It occurred to me that the organisation placed great importance on creating a space in which all … …

Out of the Closet and Into Sight. — 1 Aug 2013

  "What you risk reveals what you value.” Jeanette Winterson, The Passion   “Coming out” is a very interesting concept, often imagined to be a straightforward process boasting one of two outcomes: 1) You come out and the person you’ve come out to accepts you and loves you for who you are or 2) You come out and the person you come out to rejects you and your life is left forever in an irreparable state of … …

Connection, catharsis & contagious crying. — 26 Jul 2013

At the Books Actually event last night, a friend of a student approached me, introduced herself and thanked me for writing my book. Her eyes started welling up and she started looking a bit overwhelmed, saying that she was very grateful that it had been written. And then of course, me being me, I started getting a bit overwhelmed and my eyes started welling up, and I was like "Eh cannotcannotcannot this kind of thing very contagious!" The exchange was … …

Hola, Scary Women! :) — 21 Jul 2013

So I'm going to be spending a month in Granada, Spain, at the end of the year and I am kinda psyched about it. The trip is enabled by the awesomeness that is Tara x aka One Man Nation and Marta Moreno Muñoz; together, they run The Unifiedfield, the residency I'm going to be at.  My month-in-residence is going to kickstart a new project I'll be working on over the coming year … …