What Have I Done So Far 9 months into 2018?

Sep 13, 2018

It is a question that has been all over twitter and people in my feed sharing it with thier answers fill me with anxiety and a feeling of total failure. There are so many successful people I know. They are successful in the way that I define success for myself on a very personal and…

weekend away

Sep 11, 2018

I hate making plans that involve trying to get a group of people together. I do enjoy having full control of deciding who is involved in said plans. Especially when it involves going away for more than 48 hours with the chosen people.  This is not a hollywood movie where the tight group of friends…

Wednesday Writing

Sep 5, 2018

The last two nights I have slept through till morning. No waking up at two am gasping for breath in a panic. no anxiety stomach cramps. Unfortunately my rare deep sleep on Tuesday morning meant I didn’t stir when my partner thought he had locked himself out on his way to work without his car…

Melbourne Writers Festival

Sep 2, 2018

It is the end of the Melbourne Writers Festival for 2018 and its been a good one.  I got to see friends get poetry tattoos while i drank wine. I got to sing with a LGBTQI youth choir. But the most exciting thing to happen was the positive partying pagan of virtue Andrew WK  started…


Aug 22, 2018

This was written for  and performed at Red Dirt Poetry Festival in Alice Springs for the event entitled Mixtape Memoirs.  Artists were asked to choose a song and write and perform something in response to that song from high school age years.  Last night I dreamt we were friends again. Even closer than before. Closer…

Red Dirt Poetry Festival

Aug 12, 2018

Highlights of Red Dirt Poetry Festival in Alice Springs August 2-5 2018 For the first time I get my flights and accommodation covered for being a performer in a festival. It makes me feel incredible and dare I say it: like a real writer who is valued. The event organizer herself Laurel Jane May picks…

July and Jess have the same amount of letters

Jul 30, 2018

When I met him at the arrival gate after six weeks apart I burst into tears as he wrapped me up in a hug. The tears were a surprise to both of us. It was not that I had been unable to function without him around. Its just that I was glad he was back…

Avici Is the hellish area where dead sinners are reborn. 

Jun 13, 2018

”When you look in the mirror, do you see yourself?
Do you see yourself on the tv screen?
Do you see yourself in the magazine
When you see yourself, does it make you scream?
Identity is the crisis, can’t you see?
Identity, identity”
Polly Styrene XRay Spex

Dreams I dream while sleeping beside you

May 30, 2018

It is late at night and I am on a roof top bar all alone. A giant robot hovers high in the sky before it starts falling all at once. It is going to crush me and all I do is stand there staring up at it transfixed. Unafraid. Ready.