Notes from a Domestic Violence Trauma Survivor Below is a letter I had addressed to Redemption Hill Church – the church I was attending and an active member of, and which I had turned to when I was violently assaulted by my ex-husband of eight years. (hereafter I will refer to him as ‘the ex’)…
Are You Good Enough? Part II
This is the follow up to my first article on the question that many people wrestle with in life, “Are you Good Enough?” Keeping Your Peace The context of this article is focused on preserving your peace and maintaining your mental-wellness when dealing with people who are very different from you and who may not…
Are You Good Enough?
Struggling with feelings of never being good enough? Read this article to heal yourself
I wish we had more time together Things would look so different underwaterWhen you consider all the waysThis tale could unfurl Can you imagine a different world? One structured byThe raw materialsOf hope, love and truthWhere people can see Beyond their fears Where things unsaid aren’tMade to degradeWhere words and their shadesDon’t obscure but create…
Who Are You?
This poem is about my father who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2015. He died within 6 weeks of his diagnosis. After announcing his condition through email, he refused to see anyone for two whole weeks. He was a very independent and proud man who wanted to take care of business before letting people…
Get Comfortable Feeling Fear
How to overcome your fears and live deeply.
When I was born, my parents sought the help of a Chinese naming expert to give me an appropriate Chinese name. Neither of them spoke mandarin particularly well – a legacy of their unique family histories . Even through my Father came from a Chinese speaking family, his father decided not to “put all the…
As if life wasn’t hard enoughYou and I danced a beautifulDance of dysfunction As I look backThere were all these signsBut why did I ignore them? Was it because I wasDrawn to the fireAs a moth is drawn toThe flame? You told me life was preciousBut you didn’t knowJust how precious it wasUntil you walked…
How many lives can you leadHow many languages can you speakHow many worlds can you live inHow many stories can you tell If you live in a shell How many times can youKeep learning the same lesson? I would rest easy ifI knew you were mine to keep But you’re a childOf the universeFree and…
How Do I Let Go?
How do I let goOf someone that was never thereA person that was not realA conceptI fell in love with And did 10 yearsOf my life with? Flesh and bloodDust specks all aroundHe sat in frontOf the computer screen He was mineMine to holdMine to loveMine to touch I was hisHis to useHis to plunderHis…
The Culture and Civilisation of The Merfolk – An Allegorical Tale
One day as I lay in bed I saw a picture in my mind’s eye – I was swimming alone in the depths of an unknown ocean. My hair floated around my head in long and unruly strands, swaying with the currents as I breast-stroked my way through the waters. Before long, an area of…