Young and Free?

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 […]

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2015: A Summary

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 […]

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Take a Look at Yourself, Australia.

I was eleven when the Cronulla riots happened, and I probably don’t remember it as clearly as many others who were older at the time. I also wonder if I would have different memories of it if I had lived in New South Wales at the time. Nonetheless, I remember listening to the news on […]

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Brisbane: A Love Letter

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 […]

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Casual Racism #1: Australian!?

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 […]

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A Promise to Myself

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 […]

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