Author Archives: joannaohayes

Kryptonite

This will probably sound impertinent, but it’s a problem I’d genuinely appreciate help with. I’ve discovered that one of my greatest weaknesses is a deep vulnerability to being criticised by old(er) white men. Like, in their 50s+ Now, it could … Continue reading

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All Christians are Morons*.

A mini-series on misconceptions of people of faith (but especially Christians), because the ABC shared an article about an Orthodox Jewish girl, a Vietnamese Australian Catholic and an Australian Muslim woman looking for love and the comments on it drove … Continue reading

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Intrapsychic Loss

There are many skills from our childhoods we need to unlearn. Upbraiding a child for crying over a dropped ice cream is one of them. There are many events which lead to grief. But we have a shared language for … Continue reading

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How to get rid of crankiness.

Well, posting weekly didn’t quite go the way I’d planned in November! Unsurprising really, as we had a baby (and by we I mean my sister who I live with), so the month got took over a bit! I also … Continue reading

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All Saints Day

Three saints turned up at my house today. They insisted they enjoy weeding (which seems very strange to me). Saints must be some kind of miracle workers. Another saint turned up later, just as we were finishing dinner. He was … Continue reading

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Blogtober/vember/cember

One of the parts of growing yourself up is finding out your flaws, weaknesses and foibles and working on them. I have a few things that I can’t tell if they’re personality, nurture, trauma or even a “real” problem… But … Continue reading

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Orange Move Three Month Update

Atypically for me, I’m making this blog post a little early. Essentially this is my three month post-move update, but really that should be on the 29th. Anyways, as for all my posts, it’ll be tl:dr, so a very basic … Continue reading

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Welcome to stress

It may sound a little silly to you that I, or anyone, would find anything exciting about #lockdownlyf but, I’ve found something that I feel I can finally contribute to those around me at a time they’re willing to listen, … Continue reading

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Being annoying in the time of cholera*

One of my many annoying characteristics is that I interrupt a lot. It’s probably why some people have wondered if I have a personality disorder, and why others have simply wondered if I understand basic manners. It’s a no to … Continue reading

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Historical abuse

This blog is the second in a three-part series about responding to revelations of abuse in the church. Please see the first post first. This is an invitation to move on from shock to a heartbroken, truth-filled and more useful … Continue reading

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