This One's For Bill.
Memoir
There is nothing like the bond that lives between kids and old people, and while I'm sure Bill would actively contest the idea that he ever reached "old age", the sentiment remains true. I couldn't put a name to it, but something special happens whenever memory and imagination meet.
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Anecdotes
Articles
"You can hold two truths at once, Mia. Someone can be beautiful in your life and terrible in another's."
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Tidbit: The contradictions of Australia’s 'fast track' policy
Articles
Whilst the name conjures up images of quick processing times and swift decisions, the policy is anything but. One paper went as far as to rename the ‘fast track’ process as “lethal hopelessness”.
Don't Be A Dumbass. Writing to the Hippocratic Oath
Articles
After years of being told that women shouldn't be angry—that we shouldn't be loud and disgruntled and ugly in public—I've found myself like a kid banned from drawing on the walls: all the more willing to do it.
5 min read
The gaslighting of a city
Articles
It took a single announcement to shatter the last vestiges that ‘we’re all in this together’, with the state government letting the burden for its disastrous hotel quarantine scheme fall on marginalised communities in Melbourne’s north and west.
Tidbit: Morrison’s past proves useful in the erasure of Indigenous history - but we’re not buying what he’s selling
Articles
As the outrage of the Black Lives Matter movement spread globally, this time sparked by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of violent Minneapolis police, Australia has been forced to confront their own race relations.
Moving Into Home: Recipes for Moving Out
Recipes
Moving out for the first time, it is easy to forget how much the notion of home and community revolves around food. Nor do you stop running long enough to pause and reflect on how quickly your diet has degraded to two minute noodles.
2 min read
Tidbit: The hypocrisy of Scott Morrison's "free country"
Articles
You may recall hearing the phrase ‘it’s a free country’ thrown around the schoolyard. It acts as a justification. It’s not a counter argument, it’s an on the spot defence, lacking in substance and without forethought.
On Unions and the Working Class.
Articles
In my father’s household, Peter Lalor was the name of a saint. From it all, I’d learnt a valuable lesson: if the higher-ups won’t listen, make them.
3 min read
Just Play Ball
Articles
I want to hold hands with my partner and lose my voice at a packed concert. And we will, soon. But no app will get us there faster.
I Am A Lion. On 'Melb Guys Pal'
Articles
More and more, I find myself wondering if it’s been a smart idea to be so public with what a friend of mine calls “lion feminism”: the loud and proud statements against sexism that put my anger in the public eye.
3 min read
Lessons We Learned
Memoir
After a long, anxiety-inducing summer spent isolated with my parents in our family home on the burning NSW South Coast, it seems I learned some lessons about dread and impending doom that have come in handy.
3 min read
Sick? Lit. (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tragedy)
Memoir
To be as honest as I can, all I wanted was to find a character who I saw myself in on some strange, chronic illness level and I’ve still yet to do so.
Melbourne Music. A Year Later.
Memoir
About a year ago, I wrote an article on here announcing a boycott of all line-ups without gender diversity. There have been a lot of consequences, and I thought I’d take the time to share some of them with you
2 min read
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