I’m Jacqui Kairu, a Kenyan-born, Melbourne-based mama, writer, singer and creator of Kairu, a brand that facilitates individuality, self-awareness, recognition of our shared humanity and conscious choices.
I’m obsessed with coffee, Japanese cheese tarts, dark story telling, Søren Kierkegaard, judge Lynn Toler, finance and Sia. I love Sia. I went to see her once at the Corner Hotel, a venue located 4 kms from Melbourne. I was 22 at the time and paid only $30. I know right?!? THIRTY DOLLARS! Whilst there I proposed to her from the crowd She laughed. I guess that was her kind way of saying no. 😦
Growing up as an only child, writing and music became a means of creative escape, and slowly evolved into a deep need to express and understand life and its neutrality.
My first book, The Road Most Travelled, was part of this exploration. After losing my mother suddenly in 2007, I felt a strong need to release the resentment and self-pity I felt, so I wrote The Road Most Travelled. Narrated by the grim reaper and based loosely on real characters, the novella is a collection of stirring dark anecdotes that echo expressions of our shared humanity, a reminder of our oneness and impermanence.
Currently I’m working on a book and card deck entitled The Walls Come Tumbling Down. They explore breaking down walls so as to build deeper relationships, encourage individuality, self-awareness and conscious choices. Both will be available for purchase later this year.