Category: Blog – The Now

A Journey Well Travelled

Funny how the few pictures, above and below, taken on a country hike in Princes Risborough this Saturday, have summed up my story of the last two months gone. This poem to accompany my photo story just burst through. I just love how the discovery of words can soothe the...

Life – A River Runs Through It

As published on Fearless Femme on 16th March 2018.  Writing this poem was hugely inspired by Bruce Lee, who himself, aside from a supreme martial artist, was a philosopher who quoted a lot from The Tao. It’s a reminder that no matter what life throws at us, if we can...

Paying Homage to my Great-Grandfathers on IWD 2018

As published on Facebook on 8 March 2018 It’s International Women’s Day and I pay homage to both my great-grandfathers, who were freedom fighters for Gandhi’s Independence movement. (Can you believe they met in jail and betrothed their children, my grandparents, to marry one another?) Thank you for giving me...

Burning Letter Ritual

As shared on Facebook on 16th Feb 2018 Unfinished business is the story of my life – literally – and one of the themes of my first feature length screenplays I’m currently writing, loosely inspired by the voices I hear. This photo, taken last week, is an authentic burning of...

How Hearing Voices Helped Me Feel Empowered Again

As published on Fearless Femme on 26th Jan 2018. “Believe in yourself, Gee.” “Stand tall, Gee.” “You CAN do this, Gee.” These were just some of the light voices I’d hear, urging to me hike up the mountain of empowerment, once I had plunged to rock bottom. It’s important to...

#MeToo Goes Global: What Happened in Goa Doesn’t Stay in Goa

As published in Brown Girl Magazine on 2nd November 2017. Kicked off by Harvey Weinstein’s public hanging by a string of Hollywood women for rape and sexual harassment, #MeToo stories on social media, worldwide, are still maintaining momentum, ever since Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano called on women to recount their own...

I Refuse to Say Fai*lur*

Mid September and I pulled up to the gate of my mate’s home to pick her up for the airport. We were about to head for our yoga retreat – eagerly anticipating relaxation, sea, sunshine, mind & body balance in beautiful Benirras in Ibiza. But I’m interrupted by a ping...

Lifeline: Open Up & Talk

Adapted for Brown Girl Magazine on 25th September 2017. How can one lighten the sad demise of Chester Bennington, who chose to leave the earth plane last month? A victim of child sex abuse at 7 years old to a supposed male friend, 10 years his senior. He was afraid...

Head Up, Back Straight, Stand Tall

June month gone has called for a review of where I stand today. It’s been a frustrating month to keep the momentum rolling at a forward pace, but I keep being nudged from that Unknown Force to remind me that I stand tall, at least 5ft 7, an inch taller...