Not a Liberal Democracy

https://deboningpower.buzzsprout.com/1498075/6467764 This episode puts the knife into the fantasy that Australia is a liberal democracy. Mentioned in this episode: Public trust in governments is at an all-time low, Australian National University findsSocial contract – Wikipedia Liberal democracy – Wikipedia Noam Chomsky: We are paying for the logic of capitalism Australian democracy is at risk. If…More

Intro – My brain is the knife

The first episode of Deboning Power introduces you to the knife which is Angela’s brain.  Angela is a author, speaker and critical thinker who’s lived through so much bad shit that it’s astonishing she’s alive. A high school drop out with a PhD, this woman knows the theory to unpack power problems and life experiences…More

Happy mental health month

Apparently it’s ‘mental health month’. Today I helped a friend in crisis get to a hospital. To do that, we needed to call a central 1800 mental health line because we don’t have community mental health teams anymore. My friend in crisis had to agree to having the call recorded to get triaged for admission.…More

Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s trauma

Been thinking a lot lately about intergenerational trauma and how we carry the pain of our parents in our flesh. I will never know the full potentials I was born with because of the changes complex trauma made in my brain, body and heart. Writing Snakes and Ladders peeled the scabs off so many traumas…More

“Everyone has imposter syndrome”

Academic peeps. When you say “we all have imposter syndrome” to people from marginalised backgrounds, you erase the many layers of disadvantage they’ve fought against to get into those ivory halls. I straight out stopped talking about my dis-ease in academia because so many of you responded like this. I left because of these words.…More

Don’t ask if I’m OK

I have decided we need to rename ‘RUOK’ day to ‘Am I OK’ day. Don’t ask me if I’m okay, because I can’t always answer honestly. Instead, ask yourself what it is in you that might make me feel I can’t trust you with my truth. People living with suicidal ideation don’t need to spend…More

Stop shushing victims

I don’t think most people understand how much trust it destroys when you tell survivors of nasty shit that we need to speak nicely to be heard. Speaking nicely didn’t stop the bad shit happening to us and it won’t stop bad things happening to other people. Our anger is justified. Our grief is justified.…More