Life & Stuff · Mental Health

The Undoing Series: The Control, Create, Compete Culture Cycle

In the last podcast episode, I came up with this idea: Control, Create and Compete Culture. We'll call it the 3Cs. Today I will be walking you through what I mean by these things and why we (some of us) have a toxic relationship with them in our society today. Control Firstly, control. I have… Continue reading The Undoing Series: The Control, Create, Compete Culture Cycle

Mental Health · Podcast & Videos

Ranting About Overwhelm and Societal Exhaustion

Today I'm ranting about how overwhelm and exhaustion are a given in our society right now. How unhealthy and yet easy it is to feel stressed and tired from the amount of information we are exposed to and the number of things we're expected to do in order to be worthy. Nah thanks! Click to… Continue reading Ranting About Overwhelm and Societal Exhaustion

Life & Stuff

Addicted Society: Things we don’t realise we’re addicted to

*I am not discounting "real" addictions. Addiction is serious, scary, and important to separate from other things. By 'addiction' in this post, I mean unhealthy dependency and obsession.* Food We can't stop eating. We socialise around food, talk about food. We eat when we're happy, sad, celebrating, angry, bored. We eat our feelings. We eat… Continue reading Addicted Society: Things we don’t realise we’re addicted to

Life & Stuff · Poetry

Powerlessness – a poem

Dry cracked palms pray - For better, better than this. Broken promises pierce pockets Pennies pouring into bottomless pits Foreigners found on shores - Imprisoned. Beautiful black men hands high Bloody. Same-sex Lovers lying in arms Denied. We plead. We pray. We play along... From high white thrones - They cackle. Monstrous men mighty. Footprints… Continue reading Powerlessness – a poem

Essays · Podcast & Videos

Do We Need to Categorise Ourselves with Labels? (podcast)

I provide a whistle-stop tour on our poor categorisation skills, how complicated the whole business can get, and share some ideas about perhaps scrapping it all together! Hank Green's video on Sexuality that I mentioned here Your identity will never be something you could write out on a sheet of paper, listing with words and… Continue reading Do We Need to Categorise Ourselves with Labels? (podcast)

Life & Stuff · Poetry

Black Lives Always Matter. Black History Always Matters. – poem

As February comes to a close, Making way for the coming of spring I want you to sing of the dead Black boys and black girls. Gospel and grace holds space for their names Their pain our pain forever ingrained In our hearts, our days, our future Untouched by their feet. Because Black lives always… Continue reading Black Lives Always Matter. Black History Always Matters. – poem