Becoming Grandma

“Grandma Lynn?” My adult stepson’s tone tells me he’s repeating what his kids have been saying. They want my attention. I have not heard their words. It’s the first night of the Brown Family Campout at the Russian River. I am sitting at a picnic table in front of my computer, working while I wait…

Book Review

    The Liberation of Sita by Swapna Narayanan   For some of us women, who have spent our childhood reading or hearing mythological stories and folk tales, the rhetoric of Sita being epitomized as an ideal daughter, an ideal wife and an ideal mother, thus an ideal woman has always irked. The frequent thought…

Cyber VAW

                        Cyber VAW A 15 year old Canadian girl was photographed while being raped by her classmates. Those pictures were then circulated in her school which followed harassment and humiliation. There was no sign of justice and the bullying continued, until the day she…

When Choosing Is Not Your Choice

“Here I am this is me There’s nowhere else on earth I’d rather be” No. Not one of my favourites by Bryan Adams. Just that this song explains my life so well. I am here not because I want to be here, but I never had a CHOICE anyway. Who would ever fantasise being born…