Walking the Never-When

by Nerak Coven

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 20/09/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 398
ISBN : 9781982295196
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 398
ISBN : 9781982295202

About the Book

As a mother for many and a victim of workplace trauma and abuse at the hands of corporate care. There comes a time when you bend, break, or use art therapy to warp reality and rebuilt yourself to be the catalyst for the change that you desire. Change that has a purpose, when the spiritual representative of the continental land mass of Australia, turns up in a borrowed body, to motivate this multi-tasking mother to leave the arms of her lover and orchestrate universal expansion with the aid of cookies and cold tea. This story may be strange or an obvious repeat, of what you know. To have been written in code upon your DNA. With a spoonful of therapy to aid conversation and community connectivity. You will find this tale weird, yet to feel it strangely to be true. Weird they had called me as I sit amongst the fringe. Weird but good my co-workers said when I was the mouthpiece for their concerns. Weird but ours the family boasts as I worked myself to the bone to create for others a Sanctuary and for them a loving home. Now facing menopause and with a midlife crisis long overdue. I am embracing my weirdness to write stories to ignite change and conversation in people like you. I am the sober driver who will get you safely home. I am an Australian survivor and walked with the ME2 movement beating a drum. Why are we still burning fossil fuel instead of harnessing the sun. I am a frustrated woman who is raising her voice because my country has told me that climate change is no longer a choice. I am Nerak Coven. (Artist, Activist, Author)

About the Author

Jodie, a hardworking, 24/7 carer in her 40’s, is looking for meaning to her life. Living in rural Darwin, experimenting with art therapy, she finds a way to create an evolving portal, giving her the gift of escapism from her domestic repetition. She leaves the hamster wheel of motherhood and reality behind, using a portal to become the best version of herself, a dream many of us desire, taking control of her future. “Pausing to admire the artistry, I think deep thoughts about the moon and stars and my supposed intentions, as this portal possibly hums with potential.” “Feeling foolish dressed for who knows what? Standing in the moonlight next to my most recent form of garden art, once more decorated by candlelight. With a knife I should have sharpened, I barely break the skin of my pinkie finger. As cutting yourself is a lot harder than adventure stories make it out to be.”