My name is Tash Keuneman and I explore ways to make us more creative.
I promise to be completely honest and hope to make you curious and creative. I’ll share my work and you can share yours.
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I’m the eldest of four siblings. We grew up in Sri Lanka and Dubai until I was seven. The bulk of our time would be in Dubai, the land of concrete and sand.
The summers would be spent in Sri Lanka, the land of lush abundant foliage and family. I remember lizards falling on us while we slept. I remember my grandmother’s three legged tortoise that was found on the grave of a one-legged man. I remember my grandfather pulling water from the backyard well and dumping a bucket of freezing water on each child as we stood in our underwear, squealing and squirming when it was our turn again.
My family moved to the suburbs of Sydney, Australia. My first school memory is my teacher giving me detention for writing in pen and using handwriting, because we weren’t up to that in the curriculum yet. The Sri Lankan accent was quickly teased out of me, ironically, by other Sri Lankans.
My teenage years was spent rebelling without a cause. I was an angry and melancholic goth that didn’t like alot of people, which is a bit of a shame. I remember books I read on holidays, not things we did as a family. On the plus side, I learnt alot about death metal music and Charles Baudelaire.
I got my first tattoo with my best friend. We had a combined budget of $200. I wanted a skull, she wanted a rose. It’s a rose with a skull in it. The tattoo parlour was picked purely because they played death metal music and you could smoke in the waiting room. Cause we were hardcore like that. It’s a pretty horrible tattoo but the memory is worth it. My name is Tash and I have a bad tramp stamp. My tattoos have improved since then. I fully believe in accepting all parts of who you are and who you were.
I studied journalism in the mountains of Australia and was hell bent on being a print journalist, then digital entered stage left and I fell in love with technology.
I lived in Washington D.C for a spell, where I worked for the World Bank as a photo editor, learnt how to do a keg stand and got involved in the photography communities.
Now I’m back in beautiful Sydney and I’m a user experience designer for software company, Atlassian.
My accent is all over the place.
You can see my previous writings at Little Flutters.
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