What big eyes you have… (Innocent and sweet),
What big ears you have… (Don’t talk; just listen),
What big teeth you have… (Pearly whites with no bite).
Mother, Maiden, Crone.
What big eyes you have… (But we can’t see ourselves),
What big ears you have… (To hear just how wrong we are again),
What big teeth you have… (Shown as a prop, but no meat to the role).
Manic Pixie dream girl,
The other woman,
The wicked stepmother,
The sweet old grandmother,
The strong female protagonist,
She’s not like other girls.
What big eyes you have… (Painted and narrowed),
What big ears you have… (Decorated and pricked),
What big teeth you have… (With ambition bared).
But we’re not fiction.
Jessica has a background as a primary school teacher, before she came back to uni to complete her Media & Comms degree and then started work on a young adult novel as part of a Master of Arts. She spends too much time on the internet, or with her nose in a book, but at least now she can claim it’s for research.
Jessica is in the early stages of a Master of Arts (Research), exploring the development of identity and how that is shaped by intergenerational relationships, through the creation of a creative artefact (YA novel) and exegesis.