Monthly Archives: June 2014

Street talk – taxi to Collins St

“Where are you from?” ‘Mum’s Nigerian, dad’s Australian’ “White guy?” ‘Yep… where are you from?’ “Guess” ‘Eritrean…?’ “Close, Somalian” …. “So you’re an Aussie girl?” ‘I guess’ “If you were in Africa, men wouldn’t find you attractive. You don’t have … Continue reading

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Street talk – public transport

Sitting opposite a stranger on the 86. ‘Hello, how are you?’ “Good thanks” ‘Where are you from?’ “Excuse me?” ‘Where are you from, what’s your background?’ “Nigerian/Australian, what’s yours?’ ‘Greek’. End of conversation.

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The summer baby’s demise and all that jazz.

Instant love for the above. This post is dedicated to my realisation that summer is well and truly over. I’m a summer baby through and through. I visited the doctor a little while ago after weeks and weeks of feeling displaced, … Continue reading

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Street talk – my walk home on a Sunday night.

“Lucille, a shorter skirt and a pair of heels” [makes kissing gesture like I’m a plate of tasty pasta]   – man with two front teeth missing, Flinders St.  “You should come inside and see my black dolls” – man who … Continue reading

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