Blast from the Past: #257 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ Love Is a Battlefield

If you grew up in the ’70s and 80’s you might remember Pat Benatar and her song “Love Is A Battlefield”. I loved it when I was 13 even though I did not really understand the meaning of it. 32 years later I know a lot more about love and the battlefields in it and my prompt on “Love Is In Da Blog” is exactly … Continue reading Blast from the Past: #257 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ Love Is a Battlefield

Coming Out in India: Questioning Western Psychological Models of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Identity Development with Dr. Ketki Ranade

Originally posted on The Peace Blog:
In February and March 2019, I was part of the inaugural class of the Mariwala Health Initiativeโ€™s Certificate Course in Queer Affirmative Counselling Practice in Mumbai. We were a group of mental health professionals, social workers and educators who had signed up to learn about queer affirmative practice, which is geared towards supporting clients who identify as queer (used… Continue reading Coming Out in India: Questioning Western Psychological Models of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Identity Development with Dr. Ketki Ranade

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Blast from the Past: #255 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ Trans

And another challenging one: On “Love Is In Da Blog” I challenged the participants to celebrate gender as well as having a look into the lives of transgender people. And now for a poem about gender or trans:   Trans This body of ย mine foreign alien strange. Nothing seems to fit to my emotions. This post takes part in “Love Is In Da Blog“ Continue reading Blast from the Past: #255 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ Trans

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Blast from the Past: #254 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ Let’s Be Gay

On “Love Is In Da Blog” I have challenged the participants to expand their experience in imagining they were of the opposite sexual orientation. I myself find that quite challenging too especially to get that into a poem. But let’s see what will come from this: Would I care? ย  would I care if the love of my life would be my gender? would I … Continue reading Blast from the Past: #254 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ Let’s Be Gay

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Blast from the Past: #253 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ A Dedication

June 2019 Still not much better with writing love poetry… February 2015 While writing poems for “A Prompt A Day For Bee” I have realised that I am not very good at writing love poems. I find that very odd as I am in the best relationship I ever had. My husband is one of the precious ones who can express his caring, as well … Continue reading Blast from the Past: #253 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ A Dedication

Blast from the Past: Baking up Inspiration ~ #amwriting

June 2019 I certainly have done enough baking in the last 12 months ๐Ÿ˜‰ December 2017 It’s December and many of us take the time to bake cookies. In June 2014 I wrote about inspiration and baking and it seems a good time to re-post this entry: June 2014 Do you like baking? I do even though I never do it enough. Unfortunately, there are … Continue reading Blast from the Past: Baking up Inspiration ~ #amwriting