Time of Cinders

Many Northern European cultures once referred to the sensitive period of adolescence as the time of the cinders.
During this time children would often take to sitting by the fire all day.
Unmotivated, simply letting the world go by, they would seem to be doing nothing and getting nowhere. Sound familiar to anyone with teenage children? … More Time of Cinders

Midnight

    I have always been interested in exploring how external circumstances inform and influence individual identity. Who would we be and how would we behave if our circumstances were different? What impact does our particular  culture, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, childhood experiences and social class have on us? Experiments such as the Stanford Prison Experiment … More Midnight

The Sacred Masculine in the Wake of Feminism

Feminism has encouraged a narrow definition of what might be deemed “acceptable” masculinity.  Throughout history, women have had to undermine their own truth to fit, societal expectations of the “perfect female” and it has led to problems on both an individual and social scale. To ask men to do the same may create some cathartic sense of justice but will only further compound the original problem of inequality. Rather than seeking after further diminishing we should rather be consciously seeking the best for one another by constantly striving to be the best version of our selves. … More The Sacred Masculine in the Wake of Feminism