https://vimeo.com/147760743 We need to talk about the Australian women’s movement and white privilege. [As published on Medium] Let me first clarify that I am a white woman and regardless of my upbringing, personal struggles or history, I am unequivocally white in a society that accepts white as the norm. I am passionate about equality and … Continue reading The Australian Women’s Movement and White Privilege
As our plane touched down in Delhi my nerves were on edge. I was wearing my most unattractive ensemble (to hide any semblance of the female form), I hadn't washed in days and I had already been felt up at four different checkpoints between checking in and boarding the plane at Kathmandu airport. (Those Nepalese officials prefer the intimate … Continue reading Delhi — also known as rape city?
Tinder has got to be one of the most talked about apps of the last 4 years, at least within my friendship circle. Before we start discussing the hilarity of Tinder as a dating app, I must disclose that I have never downloaded it, despite drunkenly swiping for friends on numerous occasions. (I'm a modern … Continue reading Tindermares
When I was 12 I had an experience that changed my life. I ate an icy pole on the tram. As I happily licked the delicious lemony goodness off a stick two elderly men sat opposite me with odd looks on their faces. I suddenly felt self-conscious. I looked at my icy pole and then … Continue reading Eating Phallic Food in Public
There is never a bad time for cake. Think about it. Whether you are at a funeral or have lost your job, a slice of sweet fluffy goodness always makes things better. When I first started working in an office I was shocked at how awkward most interactions are. In the hospitality industry your workmates … Continue reading Let them eat cake – Do it.
Sometimes it's easy to forget that we are all human. From your manager to your grandmother there are things that most of us do regularly but would never admit to. In an endeavor to bring us all closer, create mutual understanding, and to remind you that deep down we are all just disgusting, I've made … Continue reading Things you would never admit to – but have definitely done.
While shopping for cat food in Coles I found the following product, Coles Complete Cuisine, Real Meat Injection. It raised a few questions for me... 1. Why would I want to give my cat a Real Meat Injection? This sounds like the kind of offer one receives at a backpacker bar. 2. HIGH "PALATABILITY"- I'm pretty sure palatability isn't a … Continue reading The Real Meat Injection
Yesterday whilst on Twitter I saw this photo pop up on my feed. It reminded me fondly of year 6 camp, long before the invention of selfies. I hate to tell you people, but the ol' let's put our heads together for a photo has been around a lot longer than the iPhone, in fact, I … Continue reading Lice – The Itchy Truth
Recently I was at a party, in the middle of a conversation, when I had an epiphany. I was being boring on purpose. It sounds like I'm making an excuse for my shitty party behaviour; alas, this was hardly the situation... It has taken me some time to learn that there are certain people I … Continue reading The Art of Being Boring
Starting out life in a new city isn't easy, especially when your grasp on the native language is slim to none. In April 2013 I packed up my flat, left my full-time job and went to live in Mexico. I could lie and say I made the choice because I can't get enough tacos, but … Continue reading Life As A Mexican… expat