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I’ve always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. I love engaging with the projects I work on, diving headfirst into the research, investigation, and production of stories and articles I feel are worth writing about.

Care to read some poetry?

Red AF She’s a girl in the hood Muddle-headed or up to no good Cold as the Siberian snow Ready to fight blow by blow She is Little Red Riding Hood The bad-ass wolf she has withstood With her lips sweet cherry red Bling bling sunnies on her head   She cruises the streets bass…

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Special guest Sadhguru shares a poem

Recently I received a phone call from the Isha Foundation asking if I’d be interested in travelling to Brisbane in September to continue my studies, (from the Inner Engineering course), and be initiated into Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya, a powerful 21-minute inner energy process that incorporates the breath. Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya is a purifying energy technique which…

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Words from the Past

METANOIA It’s my choice I can change my mind It’s my prerogative Which way am I inclined? Oh, an afterthought And the questions assail my mind What is my purpose Hmm! How am I inclined? I am a product of my everyday What I read, what I say The people I associate with, What I…

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Gobble-dee-gook

Over the years, I have noticed a continuous deterioration in writing skills, not just among high school graduates but also those in the media. We’ve all noted grammatical blunders in newspapers and magazines, and we’ve seen it first hand on television news updates. (You know, the ‘Breaking News’ text). I’ve made some myself, it’s like…

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Rudimentary Steampunk 101

From the gothic fantasy of Mary Shelley to the extraordinary voyages of Jules Verne, to the mechanical mastery of Leonardo da Vinci –  It’s plain to see Steampunk has some serious ancestry. But still, quite a lot of people don’t understand what the genre of Steampunk is in the literary world. I’m here to explain…

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JUDGY BITCH

Your perception of me Pre-existed from some Moment in history Your prejudice mind Reasoned that way Jealousy? Immaturity? Listening to a rumour? I. Stand. Accused. Of. Being who I am Saying what I believe Seeing the world as I perceive Think of me as a tree In a vast forest of sycamores I may bend…

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