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March 7, 2019

It is International Women's Day.

I want to be making work about women, celebrating women, empowering women.

And I'm trying. I really am. 

But this is what I have right now. 

A poem. 

Magnolia is sleeping

Breath like whispers in the sun

Tiny ribcage rise and fall

Amidst the whi...

June 16, 2018

Three things happened recently that made me lose a little faith in humanity.

A couple of weeks back, I was running an education program in schools called Respectful Relationships. The program is designed to assist schools in incorporating the new addition of Respectful...

December 1, 2017

Last Friday at the launch of the Victoria Against Violence campaign, I met Nikita Chawla’s family.

Nikita and I had been at school together, and when I learned of her death, I was forced to look at domestic violence in a different light. As a pressing issue that can aff...

November 16, 2017

I thought I would have so much to say at the completion of this project.

I had developed such a bitterness towards this project – resentment, impatience, boredom, and sheer disgust at the number of portraits that were mounting up.

These are terrible feelings to have abou...

March 8, 2017

I think there is a point in every battle, when we become so exhausted that we wonder if we can go on.

Today is International Women’s Day.

One year ago, I launched The Bird Girls project on social media.

Over the past twelve months I have been drawing what feels like a nev...

November 25, 2016

The Little Mermaid had her voice stolen from her. Sleeping Beauty was condemned to eternal slumber just as she reached an age of self-discovery and independence. Bluebeard brutally murdered his wives who showed any sign of defiance and curiosity. 

I treasure these folk...

June 9, 2016

I have to apologise for my silence around the project. During the months of March and April, a devastating and overwhelming number of women were killed by acts of violence in Australia.

To date, 32 lives have been lost.

Since launching the project, many people have a...

March 8, 2016

I have a confession to make.

For some time, I have been grappling with guilt over a pledge that I made.

Like many others, I enthusiastically and genuinely took the White Ribbon Day (Australia) pledge:

I swear never to commit, excuse, or remain silent about violence agains...

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