Part of Every Party

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For the past week everyone has been talking about Emma Watson’s UN speech. As well they should. Watson’s insightful words, articulated modestly and clearly (go those acting skills!), really pull away at the corners of the “feminism issue”: that it’s not just about women. Equality is something which benefits everyone. I remember years ago in … Continue reading

Part of Every Party

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“I really don’t agree with the principles of Beyond Blue” my therapist announced in the quiet corner office where I’ve been meeting her over the past year. She’s not being an asshole; she has reservations about the idea of blanket diagnoses of depression, and the claims that the community has a pervasive and long-term issue … Continue reading

Weekend Wind Down

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We all make hard decisions in our lives. I’m not always willing to make them, no matter how prepared I am. I find myself a bit numb from a big decision and change in my life. It has been tough and unusual, and while some days are easier than others, mostly I’ve felt flat. The … Continue reading

Weekend Wind Down

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Canberra turns 100 this year and this long weekend marks its birthday party. 100 is pretty young when you consider that “neighbouring” cities Sydney and Melbourne are nearly twice as old. Many overseas eroneously believe that Melbourne is the capital of Australia. Not the biggest error considering it was our capital until 100 years ago. … Continue reading