blog post, Random Thoughts

Unseen Darkness, Collabs, and ANBU

"Unseen Darkness" is one of my favourite pieces and most powerful collaborations. It provided me with an opportunity to work with the talented at artist, Thiviyaa Sehasothy of Art by Thiviyaa, and Dilani Bala, Photographer extraordinaire. But as in the true nature of collabs, this piece extended past the three of us, and has a story of… Continue reading Unseen Darkness, Collabs, and ANBU

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56/2017: Lessons from my Mother (2): Friendship

She taught me to seek, the ones who would hold my past in their heart, and wrap it with laughter, while promising me, with their eyes, that they would remember me in the future, even if I was not there to greet​ it with them. They in turn shared with me the pieces of her… Continue reading 56/2017: Lessons from my Mother (2): Friendship

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Day 358: The Moon’s Awakening

Cast in the silvery glow of the moon, I see the truths I kept hidden, the lies I took comfort in believing and the people who found joy in my pain. Cast in the silvery ray of the moon, I see the silver threads of power in my skin, the light of the universe reflected… Continue reading Day 358: The Moon’s Awakening

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Day 322: Mystic Women

They pull at your coat a way to drag you down and back, place you safely in your box. If only they could remove the garment of power you wear. But what they don't understand is you do not wear power, you are the strength of the universe made flesh. They cannot rip it from… Continue reading Day 322: Mystic Women

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Day 264: Reconciling (Feminist) Hinduism

I belong to a spirituality that celebrates the strength of my gender and a religion that tells me that I am "less than" because of who I am. © Manivillie Kanagasabapathy AN: apologies for the resending but just fixed an error.   

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Day 252: Unseen Darkness

TRIGGER WARNING: abuse When you tried to paint my body in colours of blue and purple, my dark skin hid your sins from eyes trained in the glow of soft white light. © Manivillie Kanagasabapathy

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Day 248: The Undefinable (Sandra)

When silence held my tongue, you undid the stitches that woven across my lips. As I tried to crack open, windows in trapped rooms, I had built around myself, you reminded me that I was already outside. I imagine you like the wind, catching us up in your current, but you quickly become the sun,… Continue reading Day 248: The Undefinable (Sandra)

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Day 190: Strong Women in Summer Storms

Strong women love, like a summer storm. With passionate abandon, drenching you with all she is. Making your heart race, as you feel the tempo of her dance, as brilliant as lightning, and deep as thunder. She moves quickly, and appears suddenly, a storm without warning, but giving life to parched souls. When strong women… Continue reading Day 190: Strong Women in Summer Storms

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Day 130: My Sister (Manimolie)

She is a warrior, ready to defend. A regal queen, but quick to befriend, those with pure hearts and worth, who share their inner beauty. She is fierce and loyal, protective of her circle, ask her for a boon, and she will gift you the moon. All that she has, she will give willingly, helping… Continue reading Day 130: My Sister (Manimolie)