Kayleigh Taylor is an award winning poet and published author with a love for writing the raw reality of topics including sex, parenthood and politics.
Kayleigh enjoys literature, music and creating items which she sells on her Etsy store.
The Boss of all Mums
History of ass kickery History is full of badass mums and some you may never have heard of. From Angela Cavello: The Supermum who lifted a 3500lb car off her son after the jack gave way and collapsed on him, to Ann Jarvis: The mum that inspired Mothers Day during the Cival War, with her kind heart and ability to care for both sides when they were wounded. And, not all badass mums are human either. Sai Mai, was a Bengal Tigress from Thailand who swapped her fierce hunting instinct for a mothers instinct when she suckled and cared for 6 piglets and many other 'cubs' over the course of her time at Sriracha Tiger Zoo.
Factor V, 27 and Me
I pride myself on loving, on loving the people in pride My first kiss with a girl, quickly took my heart on a ride Her red cherry lips, tasted so good, so soft and perfectly pure
Drip, Drip, Drip
The drip creates a beat that keeps my mind sane Insane I should say as days pass in a haze Not woke, still broke, out of hope and out of mind
The Diary of my Anne Bonny
I have always been obsessed with pirates, ever since I was a little girl I have used every suitable occasion to dress up as one. Birthdays, Halloween and of course fancy dress parties. Simply any excuse to throw on my pirate slacks and shout 'shiver me timbers' In possibly the worst pirate impression you have ever heard but I didn't care. I was convinced I wasn't just dressing up, I really was a pirate. But, that in short was down to my Great Grandfather and his tales.
Leave footprints in the sand not in the air
A carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, organization, event or product.”1 It is calculated by summing the emissions resulting from every stage of a product or service’s lifetime (material production, manufacturing, use, and end-of-life)
I changed my world: so he did too
The Phonecall March 2008, it's a little passed midnight and I'm sat in a friends house, trying to get high with the fierce daggers of said ex ticking for another joint and some how holding me responsible for his lack there of. It was 'dry season' in my city and we had spent the day looking for some kush and still came out dry. I had one last idea. I text my old school friend and asked if she knew anyone who could hook me up. She did. She gave me the number of someone she was in cooking with at college. Liam.
That ship has sailed
'Tick, tick, tock', Stop. The hands of my gold-rimmed pocket watch stops. 6:37 pm and still waiting. I remember when I was gifted this timepiece, a masterpiece of delicate architecture and precision. Its heavy silver baselined beautifully with 24k gold and the faintest detail of a bird engraved perfectly on the side. For thirteen years I have had this watch and for thirteen years it has never stopped.
Confessions of a Sex Tape
The suggestive suggestion One, two, three pairs of feet tangle within one another excitedly in bed. Not the usual image of a healthy relationship but who is to tell you what healthy is in a relationship? After all, some people spend an immeasurable amount of time married, bored and often feeling alone. I vowed to never feel that way in my relationship but I've been there too. Feeling completely ignored, ugly and wondering why he doesn't want to touch me tonight. Well, the truth is, I'm sure at some point he has felt the same. But, right or wrong, women are very good at forgetting that men feel just like we do and attention-craving works both ways.