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 […]

What is the proper name for a sausage in bread when bought before or after voting at an election? How many packets of Tim Tams should you pack if you’re visiting friends overseas? Explain the difference between it’s and its. List your favourite Australian foods and explain why. Is China friend or food? Which is […]

This has been something I’ve been thinking about for a little while now, and aside from a short Twitter rant, I haven’t really felt the need to write anything lengthy about it. But in light of what happened this week in Moorooka, and the increasing amount of rhetoric I’ve been reading and hearing about (im)migrants, […]

I’d like to first kick off with a million thank yous and virtual hugs to everyone who read my last piece. I’m just a dork with a website, a blistering desire to avoid completing the third chapter of my Honours thesis, and at the time, with a whole bunch of feelings. You’ve all made this […]

Today was my second day at the Brisbane Writers Festival, and my third year working here as part of the team. I’d first attended four years ago, courtesy of a pair of tickets I’d won off Twitter from the ABC. I’ve always loved the atmosphere, the fact that I got to talk to other people […]