Larissa Hassim shaped her learners into storytellers as a Drama and English teacher for 20 years and now retired, is finding a voice for her own story. She is a qualified yoga instructor, trauma counsellor, life coach and is currently studying Sanskrit. This is her debut public poetry performance which includes her paintings and drawings. Her questions around cultural and religious identity: how we negotiate individualism, collectivism and modernity became the catalyst for her poetry. She explores issues related to aging, menopause, and the human dilemma.