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Sustainability - The conversation we are not having.

"We have come here to let you know that change is coming, whether you like it or not. The real power belongs to the people." Greta Thunberg   We have known about the reality, the risks and the real time issue of our climate catastrophe for over a decade now and yet only over these recent years have businesses began to stick up their green thumb and hitchhike their way into a hopeful future. Eco trends may be the offspring of our shifting consciousness, yet they are also a minefield of misplaced intentions. How do we identify the wolves in sheep's clothing and do the wolves do any good?   One of the biggest issues of our times is that we...

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Politically Incorrect, Political Power

  Forenote Controversy can act as the tension through which new ideas are birthed. Friction creates new life, fire is better than stagnancy and for that reason I have curated this article not as an assumption or offense but as a question and reflection of our world. With a belief that we are all equal, because we are different. ----------- Politically Correct Def. The practice of using speech that conforms to liberal or radical opinion by avoiding language which might cause offence to or disadvantage social minorities.   Language is the cornerstone of our existence. Regardless of whether we intend to consciously express ourselves in the historical echo of those first definitions, we are still carving our culture by the...

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The Great Madness

As we breach and bow to the flow of life’s tumultuous, awe inspiring tides of transformation; it seems there is an unseen force of fire turning up the voltage on our pilgrimage for change. Like the lotus, we are born from the mud of our earth, the density of our world and in natural impulse, we strive towards the light. We are rooted in the dark, yet it is in the middle, the watery emotions we inhabit in our daily existence that bridges the unyielding pull between those two places. When we think of darkness, often we traverse the landscapes of potential threats and fears; yet the truth of all dark places is not the peril but the potential.  Darkness is the hearth...

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My most unloved places.

  When I was younger and my sexual energy was blooming, I hated my vagina. I thought it was ugly, asymmetrical and strange; it wasn’t neat and all tucked in as I thought it should be. Labiaplasty, as I had googled it, is the reducing of the labia, the skin that makes up the appearance of the vagina. Obviously, what I discovered in this pursuit is the incredibly diverse appearance of the vagina.  It seemed that a google education should have made me feel more normal, as I discovered that normal didn't in fact exist. Instead it cemented in me, the decision that I needed to be this idea of normal I had absorbed from societies toxic thought forms, fed...

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The Art of Bathing

An Aquatic Immersive Prayer To The Body Warm water. A vessel. Time.  For some, bathing is a basic necessity, part of an amenity. To others, a luxury. For all, an archaic way of saluting hygiene through a potentially sacred practicality. For me, a pleasure, a central nervous system survival mechanism, and discipline of self love.    Last year, when looking for a new place of residence, I had two non-negotiables; a bathtub and limited to no road noise.  I guess both of these elements are synonymous to my now ritualised practice of bathing. For over fifteen years, I have revelled and turned this hygienic necessity into an art, a ritualised practice. Thats the thing with ritual… It doesn’t have to...

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