Today, I Managed To Eat

Today, I Managed To Eat

I am travelling the world and performing poetry. I have just moved to New Zealand after competing at the National Team Slam Finals in America, representing Australia. I am living in a beautiful area with beautifully kind people. I released a new poetry video last week, which has been received well. Two days ago, I won a slam in Wellington and have qualified for the regional finals.

But today, my greatest success is: I managed to eat...

Marriage Equality In Australia - The Gay Apocalypse!

Marriage Equality In Australia - The Gay Apocalypse!

For those outside of Australia, super quick synopsis: Australia STILL doesn’t have marriage equality… due to reasons such as lack of political backbone of their leaders (six prime ministers in the last nine years seems to have scared them somewhat), certain religious stances being given the status of moral arbiters, masses of intentional misinformation and the fear of some GIANT GAY APOCALYPSE or something!

Either way, cutting a long story short, Australia is currently facing a postal vote on the matter.  Now: as a UK citizen with the Brexitan tinnitus of racist, ignorant lies still bashing my eardrums, and as a citizen of the world, waking up everyday to the turd that is Donald Trump as president, dirtying my sheets… I am not going to sit here with my fingers in my ears, covered in faeces, feeling comfortable that folks will definitely "do the right thing”...

Talking About Birthdays But Not Really Talking About Birthdays...

Talking About Birthdays But Not Really Talking About Birthdays...

It was my birthday yesterday.  A day on which I think of my mum because... well... she did do the whole "pushing me out of her vagina" thing... and a day on which I try to thank my previous selves for carrying on enough for me to exist now.  

I don't mean to sound morbid... I don't not like my birthday but I also don't not, not like my birthday.  I also don't not like double negatives...

American Round Up & Contact Sharing - Vlog

American Round Up & Contact Sharing - Vlog

I've arrived in New Zealand so wanted to do a bit of a Vlog cap off to the America journey... but got side tracked along the way, as I do in everything! I name check a lot of folks... you should add them and speak to them... contact sharing yo! Do it.

Texas Touring

Texas Touring

I am writing from Texas... there are giant American flags lining the road with enough material to clothe and shelter the folks living homeless under them, there's very little water in their chlorine system, I've been to a restaurant that has no vegetarian options at all... cue confused server, "no... it's all meat here... I mean we could take the meat out the salad but it's already in there..." and I've just seen a "Texan Pride - AllLivesMatter" sticker on a truck that forced its way out onto the road in front of us, slowing everyone down (what a metaphor)...

Resembling Home

Resembling Home

Today was a day of many things - I shall try to get to the meaty stuff a bit quicker than yesterday's post but I'm vegetarian so excuse me if I get hung up on the side dishes - I promise it's all still nutritious...

We started with an open mic focused on the theme of "Home" which is tough for someone who has been travelling pretty much constantly for the last year and a half...

Airports, Denver and Fort Building... Oh My!

Airports, Denver and Fort Building... Oh My!

I've arrived in Denver!... Well, those of you that follow my social media (which, by the way, if you don't, you TOTALLY should!) and those of you that are my mum will know: I've actually been here for a few days already but I just haven't had time to blog it all out because there's been a whole lot happening!  Some would say too much, but those people would also be the physical incarnation of my own anxiety and actually only exist inside my head for the purposes of self-sabotage, so they can, quite frankly, piss off because they would be wrong...

Welcome!

Welcome!

This is a blog, of sorts.  

It will come in the guise of many musings, news things and things I hold true-things.

It will include deep looks at travels that I am on, surface-level skimmings of days, word paintings of life, divings into my thoughts on current events, streams of consciousness, profiles of people I meet, new ideas I am working on and...