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  • We step up. Shaking.

    I realise that each time I shake with fear, each time I feel the constriction of deep anxiety, it is because I am coming into direct contact with the invisible structure of patriarchy – the power matrix – that which keeps us in place, keeps […]

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    The Sky is Falling Down – The Lesson of Chicken Licken

      My favourite book as a child was Chicken Licken. The woman who minded me during my summer holidays in Ireland had the patience of several saints, and read it to me on repeat. Day after day. Chicken Licken was heading off to tell the […]

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    I Choose Both

    Motherhood? Or my soul work? So often I have felt that there was a choice. One or the other. I know I am not alone. Many creative women choose not to have children because they know this choice. Others choose motherhood and realise too late, […]

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    Wilde Tribe 2016

    I am SO excited to share this powerful online women’s event that I am part of: Wilde Tribe is a gathering of powerful women with a powerful purpose, including many heroines of mine: Susun Weed, Vicki Noble, DeAnna L’am, Chameli Ardagh… The first Wilde Tribe was […]

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  • Status: Anxiety

    Previously anxiety was a private thing for me. A shameful secret which had no name. One that would keep me home alone, waiting for the clouds to pass over. With the launch of another book – Burning Woman – anxiety has hit me hard once more. […]

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  • Surreal1

    It’s Safe to Be Me: An Exploration of Art and Identity

    I have recently been allowing myself to paint again. My soul sister was over this week, she and her husband are involved in the professional and academic art scenes where they live. And I realise how despite my books, despite my paintings, I struggle to […]

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  • Welcome

    Following last week’s declaration of independence, I’ve been feeling freed up… and creative flow has poured in, once I was prepared to let go of the old. So the Dreaming Aloud site will stay as a portal to my work as it is now…and it […]

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  • Dreaming Aloud is Dead – A Declaration of Independence

    Part of the cycle of creativity is death. A vital part of the process is letting go of the old. Dreaming Aloud is now in its seventh year. I have travelled long and far from the young woman who started it in my twenties. I […]

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    Your Body is Not a Lemon

    Your body is not a lemon. These are the inimitable words of the one and only Ina May Gaskin in her birthing books. Three home births later, I know her words to be true. But nearly 11 years on from my first birth, and exactly […]

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  • GreenFern

    I Lost the Battle with Myself

    This week I lost the battle with my self. The one I have been fighting most of my life. And it feels wonderful. Because my self has won. And surely that is what we are all here for, to set our selves free in this […]

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