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Patriarchy hurts all of us: we can transform it by eating its energy, mushroom-style. Capitalism, son of patriarchy, gobbles up our humanity with its constant demands to overwork, compete with each other and destroy nature. As we consider ways to get rid of these patterns, let’s turn to nature for inspiration. Mushrooms and toadstools […]
As we seek new ways to care for nature and each other – let’s grow our regenerative cultures from Celtic wisdom. When I researched for my recent novel The Swan-Bone Flute, I found out how people lived in Western Europe before patriarchy tightened its fist. My women characters resist the feudal overlord system as it […]
My happy place is toast! What would my Dad think of the wildfires on St Bees Head? He’d give us a few choice phrases – his Aussie roots tended to overcome his English gentleman image when he was riled. When he retired from the hospital, Dad spent many hours crawling on elbows and knees amongst […]
Breastfeeding in the Street?! Shameless as Roses! When you see somebody breastfeeding … what feelings come up for you? If you’ve had a difficult breastfeeding experience yourself, all kinds of emotions may rush into your throat and choke you. People often call this ‘guilt’, but it’s more complicated! I’ve spent years helping mothers who want […]