‘Relationship’ is one of those words that encompasses a number of connections and bonds. I’ve written loads on the subject, and yet I find that there is always more to say. There is just so much to cover: friendships, lovers, ex-lovers, parent/child relationships, or even relationships in the broader sense: people you meet on the street, clients, or your local barista.
I’ve been through a lot, and shared almost all. Writing is therapeutic for me, a way to explore my feelings, close chapters, and move on. I hope that I can help people by sharing my experiences, even through the darkest times of my life, of which there have been several.
Some selections include Trigger Warnings for descriptions of sexual assault and domestic violence.
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Letting go is about moving on from people that hurt you, regardless of the nature of your relationship.
This post discusses the realizations that have been brought about by the #metoo movement, and how learning about consent can change society for the better.
I’m an American girl from the South and I have the accent to prove it, and now I live in the land of chip butties and mince pies. This post explains why.
Listen is a poem that came about from a few therapy sessions. It’s about coming to terms with past abuse, and the way your past can stick with you.
Pictures is a poem about the way my husband, Si, takes photos of people when they’re not looking, including me. It features his original photography.
The Price of Objectification is a feminist poem that juxtaposes how women are seen vs how they feel inside, and what being objectified does to the psyche.
Behind my eyes is a poem about sleep paralysis and nightmares, even waking ones. It explores the implications of PTSD and insomnia.
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