On Motherhood & Sanity

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Development Broke a Piece of me

I recently wrote a piece for The Guardian's Development Network Secret Aid Worker Series. It's based on  another piece I wrote on this blog a while back, but having had the support of a good editor, I feel this one has more depth  and is more raw. would love to hear your thoughts.


Monday, June 29, 2015

The market, April Family Self Portrait

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Running, panting, heaving
nut bolts cleaving
my mind, no rewind
just time flying
forward and clawing
gnawing burrowing think worms
inside, primed substance
moulded to the inevitable
destiny of the narrative norms.

Jump out of the form
disrupt this feverish flow,
bobbing and weaving
from the hooks randomly raining
down in the blindness of habit, fight
hard with the tyrant of sound bytes,
flip back to a time where smells melted thoughts
into a metaphysical dim sum,
Hong Kong beating the drum.

The family self portrait  project started in January 2011. 
I take one portrait of the whole family, myself included, once a month.  
In late 2013 a "ghost" writer joined the initiative and now each photo is accompanied by a poem.
In 2015 the kids started collaborating and introducing their own ideas
...the project has a life of its own

Every family should do this. It's an amazing record of the little things that matter

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