Author: janakip79

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This post may offend your sensibilities. But it’s my truth so I will tell it. I am dark-skinned. Significantly so. For an Asian woman who grew up in an Asian community.  And whilst that is completely irrelevant other than say for something trivial like choice of make-up, it is by no means insignificant.  I spent…




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I clean. Though I am dirty. For I bleed and I think ‘impure’ thoughts. Shoot me. Wait! But my house is spotless. Don’t pull the trigger. I am woman – all she embodies. Pure in heart, Full in energy, Raw in emotion, Abundant in expression. Wild in spirit. How dare I. Shoot me. Wait! But…




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May 5

Alchemy

I grew up in a household that believed in destiny being a predetermined thing. I rebelled. I believed in choices, from a very young age. Our understanding of life is predominantly based around our own life experiences and what/how much we choose to learn from those experiences.   A lot of you reading this post have…




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Apr 26

Enough

  12 years ago I lost my beloved Mum. Her final word to my sister and I was ‘sorry’. As a mother I understand the sentiment now. It’s a questioning about whether you have given enough. Time, love, belongings, attention, care, education, money, family, identity…whatever it is the list is potentially endless. My Mum’s parting…




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The simplicity of young children playing, when observed, is wonderful. The way they negotiate, influence, discuss, challenge, confront and care – with conviction. The way they play, generate ideas and handle obstacles – with a care-freeness and excitement. The way they deal with losing, falling over, falling out and not getting a turn – momentary…