Maiden

At the threshold of my birth, I arrived to European parents, in Australia. My childhood was spent on a large working farm, in my Mother’s constant creative flow. I witnessed her hands, hardened and creviced from caretaking the land, meditatively transform her own fleece into garments that became timeless treasure. One piece of handwork, was immediately and sometimes simultaneously, followed by another. My childhood and soul were imbued with the infinite possibility of craft and natural materials. My adolescence was a time of exploration, an iterative dance to discover: who am I? I began on the path of meeting my authentic self by listening first to the external messages of what I should become, studying Economics at Melbourne University.

Written by Rebecca Dahele, in collaboration with The Red Noon