Author Archives: Sash


We are sitting silently through the very first weeks of what is perhaps due to be one of the coldest winters in theView full post »


“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” ― John Steinbeck WeView full post »

Being mum

“Time is how you spend your love.”  ― Zadie Smith The morning I found out I was pregnant I had a killer hangover. IView full post »


‘Muuu-uuum, was your name Sash when you were a kid? That’s a silly name for a kid!’ ‘Yep, thatView full post »


“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, When I was 25 I quit myView full post »


I was 18 when I found myself working as a PA in a very expensive law firm pushing paper around desks and  drinking myView full post »


The crash of the ocean, the call of the seabirds, the salt on my lips are all sensations that bring me back to earthView full post »

Radical Acceptance

“Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose.View full post »

Taking Stock

At the end of summer Bo and I took a road trip with two of our favourite people to spend some serious down time on aView full post »

Therapy is cool.

 “Rather than letting our negativity get the better of us, we could acknowledge that right now we feel like a piece ofView full post »

To Sisterhood

    “Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’veView full post »

When things go wrong

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even beView full post »

Staying human

I sat in a group and within a few seconds of everyone sitting down, I looked up and every single person had their eyesView full post »

Dear Bo

Dear Bo, Yesterday you turned four. When you woke up you whispered in my ear, ‘I feel very different todayView full post »

Breaking the silence: Single Parenthood Three Years On

I wrote my first post about single parenthood three years ago. For whatever reason it is still the most read post onView full post »

practicing in public

I often talk to people about the pressure for perfection. I experience it every day in the landscape of my own mind.View full post »

Books that changed me

I have always been drawn to understanding the human condition, as if pulling a part the realities of the humanView full post »

Sawah: Rural Indonesia through the lens

A few days after Christmas we had some of our favourite friends make the big drive down from the city to hang out withView full post »


“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await anotherView full post »

Yang Indah: People of Bali through the lens

“depth and substance. the two most exquisite qualities. be it in a poem or a person.” ― Sanober KhanView full post »

Ramai: Urban bali through the lens (Indonesia Pt.2)

 Having lived for a long time being one of the handful of bule’s (westerners) in the village that I called homeView full post »

mixtape friday

A month or so ago I got myself a more grown up job with more grown up responsibilities. It’s an awesome job withView full post »

Sembuh (Healing): Indonesia P1

It was an incredible moment in my life, sitting at that warung in the middle of the filthy bustling hub of KUTA, Bali.View full post »


I grew up being read to every day. As soon I could read I devoured books, throwing myself head (and heart) first intoView full post »

Je Suis Islam

In 2011 I married a Muslim. To do this it meant that as a secular Australian I had to renounce my secularism and had toView full post »

How we eat. It matters.

We live in a world that is undoubtedly obsessed with food. It’s a world of privilege. I’ve spent a largeView full post »

waves and tides

“There’s something about the thousands of glittering lights, the veil of nighttime that almost makes this placeView full post »

Wandering children

“Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.” ― Charles Dickens IView full post »

Taking Stock

There was a moment when we were overseas that I discovered that words I thought I had lost – had suddenly beenView full post »

Should. Could. Must.

“Should is how other people want us to live our lives. It’s all of the expectations that others layer uponView full post »

Bowerbird and the Beaches.

When talking about favourites, it’s easy to continually come back to the obvious – a cup of hot tea, a home-cookedView full post »

On turning 30

“Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear?” — PemaView full post »

A moment of silence

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing  and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies downView full post »

Oh hey spring.

“She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.” ― A.A.View full post »


“Sitting at our back doorsteps, all we need to live a good life lies about us. Sun, wind, people, buildings, stones,View full post »

#lightthedark bunbury

“The image of a Syrian child’s lifeless body washed up on the shores of a Turkish beach this week broughtView full post »


“I’ll love you forever Bo.” “No you won’t. One day you will be dead.” LongView full post »

The swell of a decade

It was a sight I hadn’t seen for years. Cars packed into the carpark and dozens of people lined up along the lookoutView full post »

Created or Curated?

I’ve been writing less lately, online at least. I think I’ve become confused about what blogging means, IView full post »

#fordthinking: Dunes and Deserts

I’ve always been a traveler. The kind of person who packs her life into a suitcase and disappears for weeks,View full post »