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Body Love vs Body Shame

[caption id="attachment_1549" align="alignleft" width="225"] ©️2017 Bianca Bowers[/caption] Why is the city of angels so hellbent on destroying its female population? ~ Hank Moody, Californication (Pilot, Season 1). At its most basic, Hank's comment is a reference to how society has…

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I had a dream that women rose from the sea

[caption id="attachment_1537" align="alignnone" width="550"] Floating Giants, by Christian Schloe[/caption]   Art: Christian Schloe Poem: Bianca Bowers … … … I had a dream  That women rose from the sea like Winged Neptunes And the men on the beach cast their…

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Endurance

An ache requires endurance. Stamina. A mind-marathon that may or may not result in implosion. My internal landscape ached for a decade before my body finally tried to self-destruct.  But the darkness wasn’t dark enough for me, and the light…

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Belonging

I have wrestled with the concept of belonging for many years. Since leaving my South African home at age 23, I have been singled out as not belonging. In NZ, in the UK, and now Australia. And I guess it…

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Whale Procession

  WHALE PROCESSION I drowned in squid ink landed on the ocean floor Clouds of sand engulfed me like the jaws of a great white An army of jellyfish  passed overhead- a beautiful funeral procession ~~••~~ Once death settled  my…

Rainbows

'Tell me about rainbows,' she said.  'The sky is happy,' I said.  'Was it sad before?' she said. 'Perhaps. The rain can do that you know? Flood your roots. Destabilise you momentarily. But no matter how angry the storm, and…

#lobby4love

  [gallery size="medium" type="slideshow" ids="1381,1375,1370,1363,1362,1354,1358,1328,1329,1330,1331,1368,1369,1371,1373,1374"] #LOBBY4LOVE #lobby4love is essentially about approaching life (and self) from a place of love as opposed to fear. Life accumulated often involves negative experience accumulated. The result of which is a human armed with defences…

6 Steps to Personal Peace

My personal peace underwent great upheaval during 2016, but I did harvest some wisdom during the tempests. During times of intense emotion, think of yourself as a shaken snow globe. While you wait for the snow to settle... ~ Give your emotions…

Metamorphosis

So, I lost 3 years of web content yesterday when switching host companies. I have no idea what happened. After all, I've done this before. Now that I've had my mini-meltdown and a new day has dawned, I've decided to…