Bronte & Shakespeare – Literary Heroes

This year is the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth, and the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Let’s start with Shakespeare – after all, he’s been getting all the attention lately, right? I don’t think I’ll ever tire of Shakespeare’s writing. It really is something special, and I think I knew this even when I […]

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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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Women: What are we good for?

*This post is at risk of being edited when more of my brain is awake and fully functioning. It is six hours into the sixth day of the year, and I really should still be asleep. But the sun is up, which usually means I am as well – and if I’m being perfectly honest […]

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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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