Diversity and Emotional Connection with the Musical If/Then

This post is part review, part personal commentary. I turned 32 yesterday, and my gift from my husband’s parents was a ticket to see If/Then at SHN Orpheum in San Francisco. I really enjoyed it, and it brought up a lot of reflection and thoughts for me, so I wanted to share some of them … More Diversity and Emotional Connection with the Musical If/Then

Things to Consider When Meeting Expatriates, Immigrants, or International Students in Your Country

Today marks the 5th anniversary of my move to Malaysia. On November 8th, 2008, I left my home and some family in Australia, and with my son I followed my husband to Kuala Lumpur, who had arrived a couple of weeks earlier. 5 years in the country, and now that my best friend here is … More Things to Consider When Meeting Expatriates, Immigrants, or International Students in Your Country

Highlighting Jax Goss

Meet Jax Goss: South African born, New Zealand based writer. She’s the instigator behind Solarwyrm Press, which recently released its first book, Fae Fatales: A Fantasy Noir Anthology. Prior to starting up Solarwyrm, Jax won a highly commended award for her short story “Icarus” from Commonwealth Writers, and published a collection of shorts in The … More Highlighting Jax Goss

Tired of Hiding

This is probably going to be the hardest public blog post I’ll ever write in my life. When fear consumes you and prevents you from being true to yourself – from telling the people who matter the most to you who you really are, because you’re afraid of how they’ll react – then you’re no … More Tired of Hiding

Promoting Lesser Known Artists: Gangster Macha

I’ve decided to start using this blog as a way of occasionally promoting other lesser known creative types that I’ve enjoyed. Whether I’ve encountered them through social media, in person, or otherwise, I figure that it’s worth getting the word out about them. People like us don’t have multi-million dollar advertising budgets, so blogging and … More Promoting Lesser Known Artists: Gangster Macha