Category: Blog – The Now

The Woman’s Voice

As published on Facebook on 26th Oct 18 The Sad Truth – last Sunday evening on the Jubilee line: “If you were my wife, I would tell you to shut up. Why don’t you just shut your big mouth and stay at home? I would never let you out!” The...

World Mental Health Day 2018

As published on Facebook on 10th Oct 2018 It’s World Mental Health Day as I remember my own struggle with my spiritual emergency/crisis in 2008, following the loss of my father, a relationship and all my freelance contracts within 100 days. It’s World Mental Day as I recall my early...

Ten Years of Recurring Dreams of an Ex

As published on Fearless Femme on 30th May 2018.   “Gee…Gee.” I turned towards the familiar voice calling me. My ex was dashing towards me one second, then he’d vanished the next — poof into thin air. The end. I’ve had a handful of these dreams over the years. I...

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...