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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 … …

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 … …