Wounding or Weaving, Words Work


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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