A lot has happened in the past twelve months. I’ve been open about most of it – new love, polyamory, kink, my desperate attempts to finish my manuscript, and I finally gave myself permission to write a piece I’d been holding onto for at least a decade and a half. But I’ve been pretty quiet […]

As I’m writing this, I’m listening to a playlist on Spotify called “CHINESE NEW YEAR SONGS”. I don’t know why it’s in all caps, maybe Belinda_CSC was really excited when they were making the playlist. In any case, I am writing this to the tune of crashing cymbals, manufactured firecracker sounds, and traditional music. Lunar […]

I am, in many ways, and many instances, a cynic. It’s a combination of life experience and my inner scientist. I am snarky and sarcastic, and sometimes I don’t really think about the words that are coming out of my mouth until it’s too late. But despite all of this, I believe in magic. Not […]

Many of you who know me will know I have imposter syndrome that fluctuates from day to day (sometimes from hour to hour?). Sometimes I’m okay with it and I can deal with it, and sometimes it pushes against my brain and I feel almost paralysed by it. I know I’m an okay (even a […]

TW: Depression I am tired. I am hungry, but I don’t want to eat – even though I know I need to eat. I feel like throwing up, but I never actually throw anything up. I want to cry. I want to stay in bed all day, but I know I will be miserable if […]

I haven’t said much on the blog recently, because I’ve been busy! (Probably a little too busy for my own sanity). I’ve started a new job AND have been working on Issue 2, which is nearly on its way out into the big, bad world. I’m also going to be appearing at a whole bunch […]

After playing in Melbourne to rave reviews, Emily Vascotto finally brings Screw Loose to Brisbane. Featuring a combination of covers, original songs, and pieces from little-known musicals, Vascotto tells a story of love, woe, and every other emotion in between. Love can be hard for the laywoman, let alone one who loves to excess. From holding hands […]

As an Asian woman, it’s not a big surprise that I’m no fan of the white man. My feelings towards the white man have usually been quite tempered, thanks to the idea that people (especially women) of colour are not allowed to be angry about issues that make them angry. We’re not allowed to be […]

“Do you put your nationality on your resume?” “No, mum, why would I do that?” “Just so people know you can speak English, and so they don’t think you’re an international student.” “But they will know I speak English when I talk to them. I have an Australian accent!” “Yeah, but you know how people […]