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  • Lemon Cartoon

    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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  • Joy

    Filling the You-Shaped Hole

    “The world has a you-shaped hole in it. It is missing what you see. It lacks what you know. And so you were called into being. To see the gap, to feel the pain of it, and to fill it. Filling it is speaking what […]

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    Accepting the Image of Myself

    I have had a whole pile of really exciting teaching invites come in for 2015. Stuff so aligned to my soul it makes me deliriously happy. The first is Birthing Ourselves into Being, a transformational, yearlong virtual women’s circle – more of which another time. […]

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  • Cunt3

    Creativity is a cunt

    “Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalizing.” ~ Henry Miller   I did warn you we were going to be talking sex… and this isn’t even the post I had planned… Cunt… it’s been a bad word for too long. So when […]

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  • Making loving connections

    Today I have a guest post over at Dulce de Leche as part of her wonderful sex education series. Have you ever wondered how you were going to do “the talk” about “the birds and the bees”. What to say and how, and of course […]

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  • Beyond black and white

    I remember my first one clearly. The embarrassment. I was twelve. I was at netball practice and a classmate saw. She made a comment and I couldn’t deny it, though I made a half arsed attempt. My first grey hair. A couple of years later […]

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  • Reflection of a mother

    I see a mother in a big cosy bed, her little ones clambering over her like puppies, all tousle-haired from sleep. What a pretty picture of family life. I see the mother. But I do not see her as she is. I see the teenager […]

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