Summer Slam 2020 (and other stuff)

“So it is better to speak
we were never meant to survive.” ~ Audre Lorde

I’m pretty sure at the start of 2020 I wrote down my goals for the year and a weekly blog post was included in said goal, yet HERE WE ARE. First blog post, already one month into the year. Kicking goals, I tell you. Kicking. Goals.

Even this, I’m not sure I could classify as an actual blog post, but for the sake of quietening my inadequacies, let’s just call it that. Really, it’s just an update. BUT.  A very cool update to let you know last night I competed in the Spoken Word SA 2020 Summer Slam Final and WON. Which, for those of you who have followed my poetry slam journey, you’re probably there going, “Yay, she mustn’t have been drawn first!”

Well, I’m here to tell you I DID IN FACT get drawn first again because let’s face it – it’s still mebut in spite of the curse of being drawn first, I made it through to the second round, and from there overall winner. Was a fantastic night with wonderful people and incredible poetry and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to compete and to be on stage with 10 other incredible poets who all deserved to be there.

I don’t know why I was looking at my feet.
First, Second and Third

Anyway, really the purpose of this update blog, is to share one of the poems I performed last night for those who’ve been asking – Ode To Audre Lorde (A Litany For Survival), to honour the Melbourne women in 2019 who lost their lives to sexual violence 💔

Watch it HERE

and if you haven’t already subscribed to my YouTube channel then do so while you’re there!

Also this weekend I performed as a feature for The Good Word at Mixed Creative who have a regular monthly open mic night down at Port Adelaide – it’s been on my bucket list for a while now to get down that way for a look (among all the other spoken word gigs on my list to get to!) and didn’t disappoint. Quirky, fun, brilliant venue and wonderful people, well worth getting there for a look on a Friday night!

Which also means after two HUGE nights of performing (on top of 8 hours of driving for said performances) I’m wrecked. Time to pour a wine and call it a weekend.

Much love x

PS. I’ll be back with regular blog posts soon, I promise.


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