2018 Australian Women Writers Challenge

I've just joined the 2018 Australian Women Writers Challenge. As part of my blogging exploits this year, I will be reading and reviewing titles by Australian women authors. Lady writers who I think are pretty rad: Randa Abdel-Fattah Isobelle Carmody Clementine Ford May Gibbs Germaine Greer Glenda Millard CS Pacat Ethel Pedley Lili Wilkinson Margaret [...]

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Slideshow: The Pagan Collective of Victoria in 2017

2017 was an absolutely epic year for the Pagan Collective of Victoria. I am so proud to have been a part of this. PCV highlights for me included: Starting a Morris dancing side. Travelling with said Morris dancing side to South Australia. Sitting on a road with my friends after a public ritual for hours [...]

Exploring the Goldfields Track: Leg 1 – Mount Buninyong to Mount Clear

The latest installment in my long history of mad schemes and tricky hijinx was a plot to walk the Goldfields Track - a 210 kilometre walking track that extends from Ballarat to Bendigo through bushland and historic sites. Of course, I roped in some chumps valued friends to join me on this mission, and on [...]

Red May in November

Earlier this month me and two of my besties took part in what is becoming a post Beltane, post Mount Franklin tradition. For the last few years, we've spent the weekend after Beltane going to look at some famous red hawthorn hedges in Basalt, near Daylesford in Central Victoria. Last year we discovered - almost [...]

Queer Paganism in Australia

Queer Paganism in Australia today is multifaceted and vibrant with a large number of publicly active traditions, groups, and meetups that are queer oriented or queer inclusive. The most notable of these is Queer Pagan Men Australia. But what many contemporary Australian Pagans don’t know is that the country’s history of Paganism within the LGBT [...]

Please Don’t “Goddess” Me…

“Look at you, you beautiful curvy goddess.” “You do you, goddess.” “Release your inner goddess.” It seems to be almost habitual these days for some people at some Pagan events to go so far with their body positivity and inclusivity that they find the need to refer to women – especially fat women like me [...]