Laughter & Tears

“I love some good old-fashioned drag”, I whispered in the ear of my friend, Michaela, one of the friends I attended the First Nations Supreme Drag Queen Event at Carriageworks last night, as part of World Pride.

One of the drag queens had just lip-synched to the awesome Whitney Houston song, “I Have Nothing” from “The Bodyguard”.… Read the rest “Laughter & Tears”

Lismore’s Recovery

It’s been ten months now since the catastrophic flood hit Lismore, my hometown.

The damage is still being felt in many ways. Emotionally and financially, many people remain scarred.

But there are signs of optimism, with an increasing number of re-opened shops. Re-opened shops won’t tell you how people are feeling, but they’re still a recovery indicator.… Read the rest “Lismore’s Recovery”