16/05/2018 This blog saved my life a long time ago. I started it in 2009 and blogged commentary (mostly in poetry) which lead to my emancipation from cultural conformity and then an eventual career as a freelance opinion writer, essayist and journalist. In 2016, after 80,000 visits, I closed the blog to focus on my opinion writing. However, times have changed today. Journalism is dying. And so the need for this blog to be woken from the dead has become apparent to me. And so I find myself back here, again.

Tell It Like It Is: SEXPO confessions of a Greek poet

When I was twenty-three I attended SEXPO for the first time as a married woman and it was my first experience of seeing sex other than the sin/purity teachings of the Greek Orthodox religion. So attending SEXPO as an author and divorced woman many years later is my way of giving back at a grassroots [...]

By |June 19th, 2018|Categories: Events|3 Comments

Tell it like it is: How political correctness strangled Amy Schumer

I am so over political correctness. It’s like a sea of words I keep drowning in. You got to appear to be the ‘correct’ kind of feminist or they’ll all come for you – and by ‘they’ I mean, feminists. It’s happened to me many times, that’s how I know. I went to see the film [...]

By |May 31st, 2018|Categories: Reviews|6 Comments

Tell it like it is: Is it more than creative energy that draws us to other creatives?

Last night, I attended the reunion show for local Melbourne band Trial Kennedy. The band, headed by Tim Morrison, who was on The Voice AU in 2013, broke up the year prior to this, amicably, after many years of touring and recording. On stage last night, guitarist Stacey Gray said they had their first gig [...]

By |May 27th, 2018|Categories: Creative commentary|0 Comments

Tell it like it is: How the media has changed and why I have decided to re-open my blog

Prior to my career as an opinion writer / journalist in Australia, which began four years ago, I ran a successful poetic blog. My poems were political and a kind of social commentary and activism. But with this new demand for my opinion writing, I decided to close my blog’s doors. I was getting one [...]

By |May 21st, 2018|Categories: The media|0 Comments

What I learned from the Handmaid’s Tale

The thing is, I’m just really sad since watching it I know it’s only a TV show, a story, but it’s not, not really I don’t know what to say other than I feel feverishly shit My only appeasement to huddle like the handmaids do Together with all the women in the world so we [...]

By |October 20th, 2017|Categories: Poems (R rated)|0 Comments