always adding more feathers to my boa

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ojoy… hello!

Thanks for popping in to a place I’ve created to share and show some of what I’m made of; what lights my fire, floats my boat and makes me tick.

Identity influences our being and mine encompasses my experiences as a
woman, mother, writer, humourist, humanist, feminist, performer, civil celebrant and activist. I seek, collect and care for my experiences which feels a bit like adding feathers to a growing, colourful and majestic boa.

Melbourne, Victoria is my city of choice and I remain connected to the cities that have grown and influenced me, Newcastle and Sydney, New South Wales. I’ve contributed to Melbourne’s music industry for fifteen years as publicist, band manager and teacher before becoming a committed lactivist, counsellor, educator and media spokesperson on all things related to breast milk feeding. This work brought about my leap from rock ‘n’ roll to health and community development as an advocate for Aboriginal justice, human rights, gender equity and public education for more than fifteen years. As a registered civil celebrant, I’m committed to collaborating and creating secular rituals to mark milestones in life. The year I turned fifty I graduated from university, made my debut short film, The Bin, and started my first band with angst-ridden middle-aged rockers - we are Cranky Pants. Recently I completed writing a creative memoir; Lifting the Lid ~ quest to request ~ and will be trekking the winding road to self-publishing.

Have a wander around this website to see and hear some of what I do.

I acknowledge the Awabakal and Worimi people as traditional custodians of the land and waters which grew me and the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung peoples as traditional custodians of the lands where I grow my family and where I learn, work, love, play and create. I am committed to life-long learning to understand the impacts of colonisation and to grow my respect for the struggles and survival of the continuing cultures of this continent, Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.