I went to a primary school named after a Scottish clan, MacGregor State Primary School, and this tradition was perpetuated by the theme of red tartan that ran through all our uniforms and official documentation. Our performing arts uniform came complete with long white socks pulled up to our knees, and garters that fluttered whenever […]

When you love someone, you give them a piece of you that can’t be taken back. In the same vein, you keep a piece of them that you can’t really give away. There are many reasons why the first half of this year was painful, but there are just as many reasons why what happened […]

There are many layers to her, if you take the time to get to know her. Isn’t that what they all say? She’s always been the middle child. The one who is so often overlooked. Quiet, introverted, some might say, though you think sometimes those people don’t really know the meaning of the word. She’s […]

This might turn into a more regular thing/page – I’m not really sure yet. But I have become aware of the fact that because I am generally a rather tolerant person, I tend to just ignore the instances of casual racism that pop up in my life. I do like to see the best in […]

It’s #MentalAs week on the ABC soon, and even in the general Australian vernacular, there has been an increased focus on mental health: namely, the issues with the system, the quality and accessibility of care, and what we can do about the rising rate of youth mental diagnoses. I watched the youth mental health forum that […]