In a New York minute…. It can end as quickly as it begins.

Like all good stories, this one starts with a psychic. Actually, it’s better, because it starts with a psychic and Joan Rivers.

Endings are just a symbolic as beginnings but often, not quite as finite or romantic as the movies would lead us to believe. Some endings come to a screeching halt, others are a slow winding down of an analogue clock, and some endings occur as a universal pull that comes to yank us out of a situation for reasons we can never fully understand until…


Your life can change forever… but you better be ready.

New York, New York… if you can make it there you can make it anywhere, or at least that’s what they told me. For people who live in New York, they will tell you it is the greatest city in the world. That it is the epicentre of the western world, and for the most part it is. New York City is like a drug. It is intoxicating and addictive with the first taste. It is a living, pulsating, ever evolving urban organism where commanding sky scrapers stand proudly. It’s…


Up until 20th March 2020 I celebrated my single life, and then a global pandemic came to rain on my parade. So, what does it really feel like to date during COVID19?

If you’re stuck in the house going crazy home schooling kids, or with a partner that you’d rather strangle than seduce, it may seem from the outset that being single during a global pandemic is paradise. The grass is always greener on the other side right? Wrong. What it really feels like is a post-apocalyptic scene from Will Smith’s ‘I Am Legend”, paired with with Lionel Ritchie’s infamous…


Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in by chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Capitol Hill September 27 2018 https://honey.nine.com.au/2018/09/28/11/17/christine-blasey-ford#3

“You have to write this story.” My friend urged whilst slurping spaghetti over an Italian dinner last week, flecks of tomato sauce studded in his beard.

I had told this story a handful of times, at most, quietly amongst friends, but in recent years the story had dissipated from my repertoire. It just didn’t seem relevant, until now.

The US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing into allegations of sexual assault by Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his conduct as a teenager and during College has taken us all back to High School, and it has brought up a tidal wave…


“woman standing at the top of building” by Joshua Rawson-Harris on Unsplash

“There’s no way to know what makes one thing happen and not another. What leads to what. What destroys what. What causes what to flourish or die or take another course.” ― Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

The year of 2008 will be remembered as the year the global financial crisis ricocheted fault lines across the world due, in part, to the US subprime mortgage market and back in Australia, the ripple effect started to reverberate. I was working in a Marketing Manager role in Sydney, making close to 6 figures, but starting…

Leah Kertesz

Loudmouth, entrepreneur, traveller, writer, reader. Flexing my writer’s brain one story at a time. #liveloud E: leah@leahkertesz.com

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