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First Time – Film Making

I made a film called ‘Loss and Connection’ last year.   It was a program with the ACH group, called ‘Good Lives on film’ The link is here.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsGdHclvzic&list=PLDBd1LjxBpIg3VugViSTiLebEwmNyDmvu&index=3 Last week I did a radio interview with Fiona from ACH, … Continue reading

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A COSMIC SHIFT

The elephant is no longer in the room.  She’s on the south bank of the River Torrens between the University footbridge and the Zoo.  Her solid grey-black form descended slowly through the trees, rocking gently like a cradle in the … Continue reading

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Film’In Utero’

Last night I went to see a film ‘In Utero’ (http://www.inuterofilm.com/) which is part of the Transitions Festival in Adelaide.   I was expecting it to be about the development of the embryo in utero, and I was hoping I might … Continue reading

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DINGO DREAMING The young dingo mum drops me by the water-pool remaining after summer rains near Granite Downs, and the hawk transports me to an old barren dingo couple with a different trajectory.  They sell me to the scalpers who … Continue reading

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MOTHERS’ DAY CELEBRATION AT THE FULL MOON

Flames dance from an orange sheet below one log and join with the tangerine glow around another.  New life starts in the turmoil of birth as mothers transform earth energy into a new bundle of flesh and deliver it to the world. … Continue reading

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BIRTH STORIES

I am secure, enveloped inside my mother.  I am her egg and my father’s sperm each with cell memories of generations of my family.  We share DNA, but more than that we share an ancestral life line dating back to … Continue reading

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On adoption activism.

On adoption activism.  Daniel Ibn Zayd  What is the future of adoption activism? What should be the focus of those who advocate for adoptee rights, the rights of children to know their origins, the rights of such children’s parents to … Continue reading

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Adoption Act Review – South Australia

  We are a group of adults who are adopted. We wish to have input for consideration in reviewing the Adoption Act.  We believe some comments are also relevant to the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission and ask that you … Continue reading

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supplementary information to submission to Adoption Act Review

Re:  SURROGACY AND THE IDENTITYRITES SUBMISSION It has been brought to my attention that a position we took in our paper may be used to increase adoptions through surrogacy, and that was not our intention.  I would like to add … Continue reading

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MY FAMILY TREES

Which tree is me? There are faces hiding lower down in this one.  It is fractured and changed for ever with sides that no longer match.  Sap, the lifeblood of the tree has wept into the fracture-line. Comfort.   The empty … Continue reading

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