COVID-19 and Domestic Abuse

COVID-19 and Domestic Abuse

  COVID-19 and Domestic Abuse One of the things the concerning people around the world are impending workplace shutdowns and residential lockdowns to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The Australian Government in particular, has been...
The Hopelessness of Homelessness (A Poem)

The Hopelessness of Homelessness (A Poem)

  The Hopelessness of Homelessness (A Poem)   One of the things that I like to share at the end of my homelessness workshops is a poem I’ve written. It’s a succinct way to sum up my experiences of sleeping rough. Poetry has a unique and effective...
“Raus aus dem Dreck” – Get Out of the Dirt

“Raus aus dem Dreck” – Get Out of the Dirt

  “Raus aus dem Dreck” – Get Out of the Dirt If there was one phrase I could choose to sum up my journey it would be a German phrase I’m particularly fond of. “Raus aus dem Dreck”, it means get out of the dirt. I spent much of...
Where I’ve Been Lately

Where I’ve Been Lately

  Where I’ve Been Lately I’ve been pretty quiet on social media and this blog for a few months. I needed to take some much-needed time off to regain some control on my mental health and process what has been going on. Towards the end of September my...
Interview with Act-Belong-Commit

Interview with Act-Belong-Commit

  Interview with Act-Belong-Commit   I was recently interviewed by Act-Belong-Commit to talk about my experiences with homelessness, anxiety, obesity and PTSD, and how through reaching out and by act, belong, committing, I found meaning and purpose in life....
The Mindset of 200kgs

The Mindset of 200kgs

  The Mindset of 200kgs You wish it wasn’t that way, you look at others being happy and you have no way of feeling that. You internalise it all. Those familiar feelings of disgust and self-hatred is what you see in every photo and reflection. You turn to...