Monthly Archive:: August 2017

Equal Love 2017 Equal Love Rally and Mass Illegal Wedding

One of 20,000 rallying for yes. Generous invitation, all that hurt, yet arms open to cis-ters. Brides with curly hair on their arms, size fourteen heels. Joy. And an unexpected and appropriate pleasure, feeding the second baby of two long-loving women.  

World Day for the End of Speciesism 2017 Melbourne March (Treasury Gardens to Bourke Street Mall)

Creating a square of peace in the guts of consumption.  Buyers think outside this gentle blockade of Christians and Muslims and Buddhists and Sikhs (these the faiths I’m sure about). Surely a matter of time before the paddocks are reworked into care.

Stephanie Lake Company 2017 Pile of Bones (Arts House)

The mechanistic body, that old Newtonian trope, mesmerising put to music that techno-grooves to the didge. Fluid streams of shared sweat, beginning as one, moving apart then together like water under stress, pushing the flow of the other to the gawp.

Rebecca Skloot 2010 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Crown)

Got me wondering. I mean, who owns what part of this story? That scholarship fund best be getting the proceeds or I’ve been consuming ill-gotten gains. Oh, those cells you’ve donated or had tested? No longer yours. You too could be immortal.