Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The story of my creative flight...When I was a child I felt invisible, like most of the time I didn't matter. It seemed to me as though nothing I thought or felt made any difference to anyone. Half of the time it was as though I didn't even exist, the other half of the time I spent pretending I didn't.
Vast amounts of time and space where filled with imagining myself to be anything or anyone else other than who I was. Feelings of unworthiness and being un-loveable were carried through childhood into adulthood.
Without any way to express myself as a child I felt trapped in the pain and difficulty of being me. I had no way of talking about my thoughts and feelings as a child and felt there was no-one to talk too, nobody to listen. Speaking about childhood abuse would have been so incredibly difficult under any circumstances, but the fact that it was happening in my own family made it all the more impossible.
Through my own creativity I have learnt to tell my story. Creativity is also a way that I forget my story and go to some other place where I find freedom and peace. Sometimes there are words...other times, words are simply lost to me.
I created A Girl In The World because I believe that children need to know they have a voice and a right to speak up and speak out, to understand that they are the hero's of their own lives. Children need to be able to share what’s going on for them, their happiness and joy...their sorrow and their pain and the river of emotion in-between. Empowering children with the tools, space and freedom for self-expression is vital to their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well being.
Creativity isn't in the thing we do, it is inside of us. It is not just in some of us, it is inside all of us. How it comes out to play in our life is as unique and individual as we are...it's about self-expression, understanding and sharing, even if that sharing is only with ourselves...
When I am in creative flight I feel free to be me, to see and hear and feel all of who I am. To be able to share that with others is a gift :-)
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Staying true to the ethical and environmental considerations is not easy when the world supports cutting corners and trees in the name of greater profit, by supporting me in this you are supporting a person who chooses not to take the easy road but instead to take the eco friendly road and promote it all the way.
It is an eye opening experience to delve into the world of fair trade and eco friendly trade and practice...my eyes are open and I hope to continue to help open the eyes and hearts and minds of the children and adults.
We have a world full of choice available to us, informed and aware choices lead to powerful choices that make a big difference, encouraging our children to make informed choices leads to empowered young people...
Thanks again, much appreciation to you all xox
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Tis so rich in meaning and loveliness it brought tears to my eyes. The children sang with the beautiful voices and we were very lucky to have a talented and fantastic filmmaker shoot the video for us. I will post the video here as soon as I have it...
In the meantime check out the gallery to see our crowd funding video, images from the book and my lovely organic ( no harmful chemicals ) coloured hair.
The kids loved it and so did all the peak hour commuters on Sydney trains.
and helps us launch our first book in the series.
For those who want to support the launch of A Girl in the World here's how, just follow this link and order your copy of the first book :-) www.pozible.com/.../0
Friday, April 27, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
A Girl in the World is raising awareness for ORPHFUND
Orphfund is a volunteer based organisation helping abandoned,
orphaned and vulnerable children around the world, regardless of race or religion.
They run grass root, self-sustaining, community projects, that provide shelter, nutrition, health care, support, education and training, ensuring all children have a happy and bright future.
Orphfund are purely volunteer based and they are proud to ensure that 100% of any donation will reach children living in poverty.
To find out more about them, the work that they do and how you can help please visit…
They are about creating a space where children and adults may experience heartfelt conversations and communication about thoughts and feelings.