The social-group-monger

I felt powerless to fight against injustice borne by someone who happened to hold power in a social group they created.

I felt powerless to fight against injustice borne by someone who happened to hold power in a social group they created.

Comments about this post on ABC Open 500 words – Bully.

As my children were teenagers, I had more time to banish my lonely migrant symptoms by seeking social interactions with other adults.

I joined a mixed group. I remember that I felt so safe and welcomed with the group leader’s friendly manner. But wait there’s more!

The best male bum Christmas award

Too bad, I'd sullied the team's reputation.

Too bad, I’d sullied the team’s reputation.

Comments about this post on ABC Open 500 words – I broke it.

Soon after I started as a new comer in the team, I received an email invitation for an SWB lunch. I didn’t know what SWB meant and was told it stood for “Secret Women’s Business”. But wait there’s more!

A tale of the chosen

A pattern of being chosen and falling victim kept repeating on me. This time I turned the tables on fate.

A pattern of being chosen and falling victim kept repeating on me. This time I turned the tables on fate.

Comments about this post on ABC Open Drum – Casual racism.

I was paralysed with fear and sat through the meeting with my lab manager, looking down at the floor, saying nothing, until there was a long silence and we left the room.

I wanted to talk to someone about the stress I was enduring but also was afraid they couldn’t keep it secret, sparking uncontrollable rumours in the office.
I ended up keeping everything to myself. But wait there’s more!