Talking to strangers…

A true short story of one of my favourite random meetings. It was my last full day in London before my 8pm flight that evening. It was a warm, bright, sunny London day and I was running low on cash so, avoiding the lure of the shops, I opted to walk one of my favourite … Continue reading Talking to strangers…

On keyboard warriors, virtue signalling and informed perspectives…

“There’s a gap somehow between empathy and activism. " Sue Monk Kidd The internet is a tiring place at times. This amazing global resource for connection is often used as a platform for attack with keyboard warriors poised for the slightest opportunity to launch into their manifesto, however uninformed it may be. https://youtu.be/-S14SjemfAg There is a … Continue reading On keyboard warriors, virtue signalling and informed perspectives…

On endings and beginnings…

"We delight in the beauty of a butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." - Maya Angelou I'm in transition again. My chapter here in beautiful Tanzania is coming to a close and, as of August this year, I'm starting a new chapter in Hanoi, Vietnam. It feels … Continue reading On endings and beginnings…

35 pieces of thankfulness for my 35 years…

Tomorrow I turn 35. While it is the age, I have been informed, that my fertility apparently drops off the proverbial cliff (poetic!), researchers have also said that it is the age at which women peak - becoming more confident and happier. A few years ago I wrote this post on my birthday, reflecting on … Continue reading 35 pieces of thankfulness for my 35 years…

It’s time. {On the invisibility cloak…}

It's time. It's time to talk about all of this.... this strange twilight zone that we seem to be living in. This endless confronting news cycle. This overwhelming media assault. This strange counter-argument that keeps creeping in, seemingly to justify or give some explanation for the wreckage that has been left behind by this patriarchal … Continue reading It’s time. {On the invisibility cloak…}

Self-care isn’t always about manicures, bubble baths and healthy food. Sometimes it is forcing yourself to get out of bed, take a shower and participate in life again. – Meredith Marple

So I want to talk a little about social anxiety, social introversion and the importance of those little acts of self-preservation. For as long as I know I have had a certain battery life when it comes to being social. I can very easily stay at home, close my curtains and watch endless episodes of … Continue reading Self-care isn’t always about manicures, bubble baths and healthy food. Sometimes it is forcing yourself to get out of bed, take a shower and participate in life again. – Meredith Marple

“Almost everything that is great has been done by youth” – Benjamin Disraeli

This image is sealed on my heart and my mind. Emma Gonzalez, survivor of the Parkland school shooting, at the podium of the March for our Lives in Washington. She took to the podium for 6 minutes and 20 seconds. After speaking briefly, naming each victim of the shooting that took place in February, she … Continue reading “Almost everything that is great has been done by youth” – Benjamin Disraeli