When I was a teenager I had a list of things I would never do, never be and never wear. (I also had a list of all the things a perfect boyfriend would have).

I was never going to rock climb.
I was never going to be a doctor.
I was never going to date a nerd.
Headtorches were about as lame as you could get, except for wearing velcro sandals, and
Down Jackets were something old people wore when they became bird-watchers.

Now I am a rock-climbing, adventuring doctor, who – in between working long days and even longer nights – can be found sitting in the dirt by a campfire, eating vegetables liberated from Aldi dumpsters, while wearing a headtorch, down jacket and most likely sandals WITH socks. I’ll also probably be sharing my meal (and my fork – because let’s face it – I am never organized) with my first-class-physics-honours and first-class nerd of a Luke-Skywalker look-a-like husband.


Sweaty back, sitting in the dirt, taking photos. 

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  1. Thanks for sharing. It is important for us privileged people to recognise, name and think about the sexism in our lives, no matter how small or unintentional. Children growing up with sexism creates the insidious thought process that contributes to the ideas that men are the holders of power. This then contributes to the society that has family violence resulting in x2 women dying every week in a reasonably affluent and privileged society. So thank you for being part of the solution mowgli.


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