Music, Challenges, and Stories of Hope

Last week, I dragged myself out of my Honours-induced, orange-highlighter-on-unending-lines-of-text haze to listen to some amazing scientists and writers talk about their craft – and they did not disappoint. I was inspired, angered, and excited, often within the course of an hour. I was angered at the ignorance of some in the audience – a […]

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Letter to Lucinda

Dear LeeLoo, At some point we’ll have to start calling you by your actual name, instead of reserving it for times when you’ve done something wrong (which, admittedly, is quite often, at the moment). You’re not even two yet, but your mother swears you said my name the other day, and you’re running around the […]

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We Are Not ‘Girls’

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day – and today marks the start of the inaugural Queensland Women’s Week. I am very fortunate to be living in an age and a country that allows for the celebration and discussion of such issues, even if they are, at times, drowned out in a sea of other, ‘more important’ […]

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On Classical Music

One of my first piano teachers told me that I would never been a good pianist or cellist because my hands were too small. Honestly, my hands are comparatively tiny, and my pinky finger is horribly disproportionate compared to the rest of my fingers, which has always made vibrato on fourth finger difficult. But I’m glad […]

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