Category Archives: Spoken Word

Inspiration from the Uninspired

I finally made another video… it’s been awhile!! But hence the title I’ve been a little uninspired as of late and suffering from my annual case of seasonal depression, blah. Well, it wasn’t so bad last January when I was living in AUSTRALIA! Haha, but I’m pumping myself with vitamin D, and starting to see the light, making this video helped!
I recently got final cut pro X so I am going to be making lots of short videos in the coming days. πŸ™‚ subscribe to my channel if you like what you see!

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Tripping Down Memory Lane

So maybe it wasn’t entirely true when I said I never look back…

But perhaps feeling nostalgic about the past isn’t unhealthy or useless, maybe it can be productive! If we direct that energy towards something awesome, utilize it to create art, music, scrapbooks, poetry..

Maybe some people from your past need to be stitched into your present, re-beaded into your future. Afterall, there was a reason your paths crossed in the first place… (I like to think so anyway!) Of course, some ghosts need to be released forever, deadwood cut from the tree in oder for you to bloom anew, but some spirits are waiting around in the corners of your mind, in your memories, waiting for that second chance, the afterlife, the rekindling of old friendships.

So to all the people I used to know. This is for you.

HJL

Police Brutality

I saw this footage today: Sydney Mardi Gras 2013: Police Brutality

I was so disgusted and upset by it I had to write about it. And I thought, what better form than SLAM to let out some steam! And give the world a piece of my mind.

I am also going to commit to uploading more youtube videos… I am going to make spoken word videos every Wednesday and fiddling videos on Fridays! Please subscribe to my youtube channel, like, share and comment!! I appreciate your support!

If you want to read more about the police brutality incident at mardi gras and what is happening now check out this Article

xo, HJL

Hazard Potential

I wrote something a little bit more serious for youtube this week… I’ve just been super frustrated by all of the offensive language I hear on a daily basis, and sometimes it is really difficult to stand up to everyone and be labelled “the crazy, angry feminist” or just the “feminist killjoy,” overreacting again! (not that I don’t do it, I just don’t have the guts to all the time). Plus it can be exhausting, and quite disheartening. So, I thought maybe in this format I could reach out to a wider audience. I just want people to realize that words do hurt people. And words can also make a hell of a difference… who knows, maybe these words will influence somebody… or even a few somebodies. (fingers crossed!)