In our own voice
Publishing original works by writers with a disability, mental illness or who are deaf.
Rene Descartes and the movie The Matrix both have very similar views on the world. Descartes in his Meditations goes through his method of doubt in which he lets go of all the thoughts and beliefs he had previously accepted as false and true (Descartes, Meditation 1).read more
What can sickness mean?
Two days ago, I went to bed with the imprint of a status from a friend on my eyelids. “Trapped underneath Martin Place,” it read. “I am safe, but just in case…I love you all”.read more
We need to talk.
I just want to say , the past 28 years I have been a part of this relationship has been far too long. I have no wish to be married to you.read more
September 11 2001 is a day that is indelibly etched in my memory , for two reasons. The first was watching the tragedy unfold before my eyes of the Twin Towers coming down and the terrible loss of life. The second was a comment I made to my wife Shona. “If it can happen there, it can happen here”.read more
No one ever said I was nothing. Not in so many words, anyway. But I could feel it in their stares, in their judgements, in the way they held themselves, so strong, so true.read more
There’s a boxing gym in Melbourne’s north suburb of Coburg. It’s discreet, looking like a scout hall tucked into a quiet suburban sprawl. Inside, the chipped brick walls, worn floorboards and Swiss cheese plaster ceiling are caked in twenty years of boxers’ sweat.read more
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