I blog for Change…

As I attempt to orient the windy and often treacherous roads that encapsulate life, here are some of my thoughts on the successes, failures and ultimately the hope and positivity in which I strive for a better world. I also hope that I can use this blog as a platform to elevate the social justice issues that are somewhat forgotten in the modern discourse of staying silent on issues that challenge. Sx

A Dedication to my Mum..

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I write this post on the most poignant of days, that of your birthday. When I was younger I was guilty of not understanding the depth of your love and the unlimited amount of sacrifice that you poured into my upbringing without saying a word. I often times I told you that I felt overwhelmed by your presence in my life, however I was but a child and could not fathom what it was to be a mother.

Each year that passes throughout my existence, I begin to understand just how deep of an effect your love and acceptance has had on my life. You have been my backbone and a constant source of support on my journey. Of which I have made numerous mistakes, endeavoured upon misguided adventures and wielded hurtful ambivalence. For that I am truly sorry.

However, I am beyond thankful for the unyielding belief which you have applied to my life. Most of the time, I have no idea where I am headed; but I know, more than anything that wherever that path may take me you will forever be by my side. You are my stability, my one source of never ending acceptance no matter where I am in life or how far I have strayed from the direction that is my true destiny.

So this serves as a dedication to the wonderful woman who is my mother. A woman whose belief in me and the person I’m set to become has never swayed or wavered in my 28 years of existence. You are someone who has trusted in the path even when I have doubted myself and held solid through my own moments of self doubt. You remain the one person in the world whose love is unconditional and whose support will always remain resolute.

To my beautiful Mum on your birthday, with love.



Author: es.el.gee

Sabene is a development practitioner, activist, writer, blogger and intersectional feminist. She currently works for CBM Australia and manages its India portfolio of Community Based Inclusive Development programs. Sabene’s expertise specialises in the intersection of gender and disability with a specific focus on South Asia and the Pacific. She is passionate about equality and social justice and serves as the Co-Director of Catalyst Co-Lab, an advocacy and rights based group which aims to raise awareness and empower active citizens and agents of change.

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