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Small Implements

Feb 28, 2019

The Netflix show is called Crazy Head. I watch the entire season quite a few times. In the last scene of the series finale the two heroins stand at the entrance to a crypt and in perfect unison they flick their wrists and make their retractable batons extend out in such a badass way that…

Getting My Face Done.

Feb 27, 2019

A few months ago I got a free makeover at one of those fancy make up counters at Myer. I thought it would be fun and that was the only reason I did it. That and I was curious to see just how much effort it would take if I chose to do this every…

Heat waves and hotel hibernation

Jan 27, 2019

The climate is collapsing, temperatures are going to increase and we are all going to die slow sweaty deaths. That is people who are the most vulnerable will. This is something I think about and I am pretty sure I am not the only one. When I saw that Melbourne was going to experience a…

Zooming House

Jan 15, 2019

You take photos of me in the Escher and Nendo exhibition at The NGV.   You take  the photos of me crawling in as far as I can go into an installation designed by Oki Sato entitled Zooming House (2018).  Should you leave me it would be all the photos you took of me that would haunt…

we are all glow worms

Jan 8, 2019

The storm is rough and angry. The boat is being hurled about on choppy water like it is a ball of scrunched up newspaper. the rain is heavy the lightening frequent. I stand in a room with a bunch of cowardly men who are willing to make shady dealings that will result in the pain…

The body keeps score.

Dec 22, 2018

I am chatting around a table in a backyard in rural South Australia. It is a sunny hot afternoon and I am with my sister and some of her friends. We are a group of young women sharing secrets and they mostly involve men and how we should best exist in this world alongside their…

Super Fun Mormon Guilt Play list

Dec 20, 2018

Hell in Every Religion by Stevie Jean https://youtu.be/juFasWxqcQ4 Crucify by Tori Amos https://youtu.be/jhSM1MrNxp0 Losing His Touch by Jack Off Jill https://youtu.be/sqVVtEsbYlg Judith by A Perfect Circle https://youtu.be/yzf09PYSuhk Mansion In The Sky by Brian Jonestown Massacre https://youtu.be/118r-5-T8oI Opiate by TOOL https://youtu.be/xt0Zqo-vOFM Gods Love by Bad Religion https://youtu.be/R0w2kQf0bjI This Woman’s Work by Kate Bush https://youtu.be/pSCQPSrlNbk Running Up That Hill by Placebo https://youtu.be/x5GuBa4Bbnw Head Like A Hole…

“At night I marry the bed” published on the Meanjin Blog

Dec 18, 2018

December 14, 2018 Just don’t do it: the cornerstone of the Mormon religion. When I was thirteen, I was visiting my friend from church. She had an eleven-year-old brother. While I was visiting, his parents caught him rubbing his crotch up and down the pantry door. He had obviously just discovered how amazing it felt….

My parents had sex and I happened aka my birthday.

Oct 30, 2018

My birthday is spent in Sydney. It was very nearly not though as there was a slight communication mishap between my partner and I.  A month before my birthday they texted me to ask if they could book me for my birthday weekend. I had replied with my usual sardonic humour with something about being…