Wounding or Weaving; Words Work

Updated: Mar 12


I was recently asked to commission a piece with the inspiration: Women on Words, drawing from local experiences of targeted harassment following my work addressing inequalities.


It sparked a piece I will be releasing later this month called #BreakTheBias, Buy Us, By Us but also got my creative juices flowing and I'd like to share with you here, this International Women's Day 2022.


Let it remind us of the power we all hold to #BreakTheBias.




Corrosive or collaborative

Bruising or building

Harmful or helpful

Wounding or Weaving



The words we use matter

Listen and reflect

The words we use matter

We speak with our chest




The test is a battle

Of words, hearts and minds

Where words of some 'leaders'

Are words stained with lies


The voice of your neighbour

Silenced before speaking

As allies and warriors

Are doxxed, fooled and beaten





But allies of allies of allies will sow

Gaslight seed paper’s alight, the flames grow

A community’s building

The foundations run deep


For you come for my sibling

We peak when we speak


In whispers, in playgrounds

On calls and online

In boardrooms, in business

Like leaves lift from vines


The shoots are all fertile

With facts and with pride

And the more that’s attacked

The higher we rise.




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