Moroccan Rug of Dreams

‘Stop taking pictures. Are you from China? Do you want to steal my designs? Why are you taking so many pictures? Click! Click! Stop now! One is enough. Stop it.’ I smile. I need more time and someone in a bold outfit for the shot I have in mind. The one that makes your heritage pop out….

Help when Helpless. Story About a Stranger

I should not be walking all by myself in this area. It is not safe. Way too dark, but it is a beautiful night. New Bridget Jones film followed by discussions about Kanye West’s Fade video, a sperm donor app, mango flavoured chicken and insanely sweet chocolate cake finale. 2 minutes and I will be home….

Be Fierce or Go Home. Sirtaki Experience.

Live music. Greek dancing. Sirtaki. We are intrigued by the sign. 9pm. We enter the restaurant. Excited and hungry. We are about to have the most authentic Greek experience. The restaurant is packed. We take a seat. I always get confused. Are you supposed to wait to be seated? Upsetting the server is the last…

#LoveStory About the Frog II

Albert and Lucy bought a cat and a plant, A sofa and a lamp to decorate their wonderland. They spent their Saturdays eating high class flies On Sundays they listened To old school jazz. All the frogs around were envious of them. Everyone thought their auras blended so well. Lucy and Albert croaked in tune…

#LoveStory About the Frog

It was one of those nights Where stars could not be intimidated by the clouds, The moon’s smile covered the roof with frost Making the ocean Glitter like a fool. The frogs had a party with everyone invited. The guests gathered with auras of all colours. Red and yellow, white and daring blue, Purple and…

Girl Crush Framed

  I have a new crush. Her name is Victoria. She looks like a doll. Her eyes twinkle and are full of life and ambition. She’s got porcelain skin and a tiny waste. Her posture is a message to the world; the message of courage and determination. Victoria loves dolls, but had to leave them behind…

Staring at the Train Station

He blocked my way to platform 10A. Big brown eyes, olive skin, great smile, amazing teeth. Very young and very Asian. ‘Excuse me. I know it is going to sound strange, but I just wanted to tell you that you walk in a very feminine way’ he said staring at me with those piercing eyes….

Girls that Rock Not Just On Paper

“Beauty is an enormous, unmerited gift given randomly, stupidly.” -Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed —- A L I C E —- Alice calls herself a feminist. She questions quantum physics and woman’s role in society, hoping that one day gender will be ancient just like those video tapes you have the most memorable moments…

New Shoes Every Payday

 An oligarch in a shirt that needs everyday ironing, But is too busy for love making. My beautiful and loving cat Wanted me to stay at home And get a well paid job In a terrifying building With windows that made My face melt. Live a life where the only way To get through the…

Travel the World

We spent three days together. We shared a room, coffee, dinners, boats and secrets. We said goodbye. She kept going South chasing the sun, I went towards Sapa. ‘You are so brave. How can you travel alone? It is so dangerous for a female traveller out there,’ they say. I’ve only met kind, loving and giving…