Live life in your own way

I once had a friend.  Well I thought he was my true friend and because of that I trusted his opinions more than I ever trusted myself. I was sharing with him my children’s story while I was writing it and he was very helpful and encouraging – like friends usually are. My sister loved what I wrote, but she is my family – it’s in her job description to love and support me. I trusted my friend’s opinion because I thought he didn’t have any family based engagement with me, so why would he not be honest? When I […] Read more »

The Sacred Blood

I’m truly worried by the attitude and perception that menstrual blood has in our society today. It’s surprising that this red substance can still conjure such strong emotions not only in men but also in women. Why are we still in the grasp of such an outdated outlook? Maybe the secret to it lies in the history of human perception of blood? In many cultures blood is considered as the dwelling of the life force, the most sacred of things. In many beliefs it’s an abode of divine energy or human soul. Some blood rituals can bring rain or fertility, […] Read more »

Mr Crow’s Crew

It was a beautiful October morning back in 2014. I was on my way to work for the first time. I was nervous and excited. I had a cup of coffee in my hand and head full of questions and hopes, you know – the usual on the way to your new job. A series of loud caws stopped me in my tracks. I looked up and this was the first time I met Mr Crow. He looked like an ordinary crow, and yet there was something very much extraordinary about him. I said “Hello”, he “Cawed” back. I thought […] Read more »