Thursday, January 18, 2007

Life on the edge..!!


..what edge??
..the happy edge,
the curvy, swurvy
content
edge..
..well my job has trauma.. (aka my previous post).. ..but it also has soulful bits and goodly challenging bits.. it also comes with a build in sense of achievement.. sometimes that comes from just makin' it from one end of the day to the other and sometimes it comes from knowing YOU actually made a difference - had a positive impact - on someone elses day/sitch/life..

..i also love how Rasta has taken up some of my home chores.. and she is feedin' me so well :) (hence the need to continue my early morning walk) :) ..at the moment, its possible for her to work from home a bit.. kewl.. (she lets the dogs out during the day).. ..makes my lunch..

..no no.. being looked after by da fairy is not the best part of working.. really.. ..its the candy..

chug along blog readers.. off to work we go.. Mace

ohoh.. i forgot to say.. i have huge shopping warehouses close to work.. (my co workers tell me that once our local clients know me, it wont be safe/pleasant to wander the streets around our office).. but till then, i can grab a shopping moment or two.. and yesterday i bought a lil waterfall for my desk.. yep, the water trickles and bubbles over faux rock.. its beautiful.. and almost transports me to another place.. sitting on a rock ledge somewhere out of sight.. almost..

Thursday, January 11, 2007

..what were they thinking..



sometimes.. work just follows you home...
Taragen.. Keita and Kytina.. what special names.. can you imagine a plan for their future.. do they sound like names that loving parents would bestow on their littles ones.. i would of thought so.. but these little girls have been the subject of gendered family violence and their parents failed to protect Taragen, Keita and Kytina against predatory older brothers..

..as a society.. we dont even give public voice to such gendered violence.. its a sad sad occurence and entrenched in the society in which we live..
i've changed the girls names to maintain their privacy .. but they are not alone.. there are many many sisters who suffer gendered violence in the very place they are supposed to be safe.. the family..
this is the first week of my new job.. ..i am so pleased for the opportunity to stand up for these little ones.. and all the others to come..

Saturday, January 06, 2007

my group is sprouting legs..

..yeh.. my group is sprouting legs.. and getting press exposure.. that makes me happy.. ..monique at City lickers (lesbian community e-newsletter for Brisbane), ran a lil story on the group.. http://www.citylickers.com/e-Newsletter/index.htm


Lesbian Parents Australia

Below is the addy of our Yahoo e-group.. its a National group but Brisbane based. Its a very active group with around 300 messages per month..
..the focus of the group is lesbian parenting, in all its shades and dimensions..
A group for women to celebrate and share their lesbian parenting experiences.
Practical: sperm donors, IVF, self insemination, what works and what doesnt.
The lesbian experience of family, how do we parent, donor/father issues, 2Mums/co-parents, images of parenting and family.
A place to share stories and photos ..
A feel good, friendly place for lesbian parents and their kids..
many thanks.. Mace