Aug 9, 2017

Sometimes I hear my mothers tone Come out of my own mouth It doesn’t stress me out  And I’m not bothered  Anymore  There are worse people to take after  There are worse people to take after  There are worse  There are Sometimes my tone sounds just like my mother  The tone that gets let out  When…

All My Friends And I Alone But Together At LCD Soundsystem 26/7/2017

Jul 27, 2017

I danced to LCD Sound System in my tiny living room on Alexandra Parade. When I had zero social or financial capital and didn’t care that nobody showed up to my party.

Swinging And Swirling

Jul 22, 2017

MONDAY I get a rejection email from a writing competition that I entered 4 months ago. I really hoped to make the long list. My phone has not been working for three days. I cannot type in my security code as all but the 2 and 5 are useless. It is nice to leave the…

How To Build A Girl By Caitlin Moran

Jul 20, 2017

‘Masturbation and writing are two things all teens can do. Regardless of their socioeconomic status.’    They say do not judge a book by its cover, but, I did and do quite often. The cover of Caitlin Moran’s second novel hit me twice as I browsed in my favorite independent book store. First it hit…

Dear Previous Jess. Without you, I’m nothing.

Jul 17, 2017

  I recently got my mother to send me some photos that my father took of me while in hospital for surgery at 13. I was going to share them with a small group of friends at a birthday party that had a slide party theme. Everyone was invited to share a collection of photos…

International day of Nurses

May 12, 2017

It is the day of the year that we celebrate  the wonderful and important profession that is nursing. If you are someone who has rarely had the need to have much interaction with or be looked after by a nurse; you are particularly healthy and you should feel grateful for your robust health and the…

Hail Satan and celebrate the wolves. I saw The Mountain Goats Live.

Apr 13, 2017

    It was a twist of fate that allowed me to see The Mountain Goats at The Corner. A death in the family of someone I did not know personally. This person had to fly interstate and miss the concert. A mutual friend had used social media to advertise the sale of the ticket…

art is life. Life is weird.

Apr 2, 2017

It was the first truly cold evening of Autumn. I went out in it to see art anyway. The first exhibition was at Printmaker Gallery on Brunswick st, Fitzroy. Noirscapes By Paul Compton is a collection of delicate and very gentle collages that are small enough to inspire close scrutiny and deliberate contemplation that is…

Two Years come Sunday

Mar 28, 2017

Sunday was the two year anniversary of my kidney transplant.  It seemed an even more exciting reason to celebrate than the usual another year older reason. You turned another year older? Thats cool. I have three kidneys inside this tiny skin house, and the one that works is from a man who helped create  me…