to love, and be loved in return

  It’s been an extraordinary few days. đź’™ I watched one of my oldest friends play Shylock for the Bell Shakespeare Company at THE OPERA HOUSE this weekend. Wow. He was amazing—fire-in-the-toes, tingling-in-the-fingertips inspiring. His performance broke my heart. My goodness. I was completely blown away by everything he and the company did on that … More to love, and be loved in return

More, always.

This week. A man called Hamed died in Manus this week. A man with a family, a man who had done nothing wrong, who had sought help and safety from this country. Another preventable, devastating death predicted and foreseen by countless advocates for refugees. Completely heartbreaking. The Australian Christian Lobby called for money to fill … More More, always.

we are the storm

The thunderstorm today was wild and completely wonderful. The sunset came in a thousand colours afterwards. I worked with a student today and we laughed and made plans for her future; it felt like all these paths were dancing in front of her and we were playing, moulding her options into shapes, because sometimes it … More we are the storm

points of light

I’ve been going to the hospital recently, to visit a friend. She went in twelve days ago with septic arthritis, a potentially-life threatening bacterial infection in her shoulder bone. Over the past two weeks she has had three operations: twice to wash out the infection and once to install a pic line that feeds antibiotics directly into … More points of light

how wellness begins

My son and I have been walking. He has been very sick and the walking helps him get better. About six weeks ago we began recording his walks on an app (Strava), which lets you include a photo. It started small, with me taking the photos because he was in so much pain—that’s a hard … More how wellness begins

the moment you make art

A year ago I was invited to speak at the opening of an art exhibition of three artists, one of whom was Anna Moraova, my beautiful friend. The room was filled with friends and family, and the love in the space was palpable. It was a gorgeous night, filled with laughter, music, art and celebration. That night, we had no idea, … More the moment you make art