My name’s Karen Elizabeth Eastland. Originally from Perth, Western Australia, I now live in Tasmania. I have a BA in Culture and Ancient History (2017), and an MLitt (2019). I carefully crafted my profile image for this page. For a long time I hated myself, I was even made to hate my name, Eastland. Elizabeth is my middle name, and I disliked it probably more than my last. It’s taken me forty-five-years, plus, to embrace, even feel proud of, my name. For a long time I allowed a distorted idea of myself, gifted to me by haters, to oppress, even control, me. I was named after Karen Carpenter by my…
This Digital memoir, is for those who follow my art, to get to know me on a more personal level. This memoir is for me to share the humour I now see within my tragedies. These are my flashes of light in the darkness. It’s a wild ride… in every sense of the word. ie it’s a wild ride, pr, I was so wild at her, or excellent wild party, or, that was my life? Wild man.