Did you know that skin colour is caused by different exposure to UV in different parts of the world? Did you know humans share more DNA with each other than penguins? To us, penguins look very similar, and humans look more different. But it’s just an evolutionary adaptation. To think that systematic racism based on … Continue reading Racism →
Growing up I was not really aware of feminism. It wasn’t a topic of discussion in my house. In my early university days, I came across it a little but it wasn’t until I became a mother that I began reading more in earnest. Gloria Steinem’s documentary on SBS called ‘Women‘ is fantastic and I’ve … Continue reading The feminist cause →
I’m listening to a library audiobook copy of Sophie McNeil’s book “We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know”. I’ve followed her for many years and the book does not disappoint. I am equally in awe of her career (I did have aspirations of being a war correspondent after I finished uni), but it’s hard to think … Continue reading We can’t say we didn’t know →
This week I am turning 37 and I was reflecting on what I’ve learned thus far in life and what that would mean to a 17 year old me. In our world heavily influenced by busy lives, media portrayls of perfection and the ‘good life’, I wondered, what would I do differently if I could … Continue reading Turning 37 →
Idealised versions of a better world have been around for as long as humans have been able to write. Since receiving my ‘enrol to vote’ card at 18 where the AEC had assumed I wanted to save dolphins, until now, my understanding of the world has changed and grown in immeasurable ways. This blog and … Continue reading Intentions for a better world →
This pandemic feels as if it will never end but there is no shortage of blogs, articles and discussion about the ways the world will change post-pandemic. As is the nature of an emerging career in sociology, and my own critical mind, I am unfortunately reluctant to believe things will change, much. One of the … Continue reading Life after coronavirus →
Part one in a three part series exploring the post-pandemic world The news cycle is rampant with stories of hope and optimism about the way Victorians have ‘come together’ during this period of harder lock downs. Questions are asked about the way the world will look post-pandemic; and the opportunities we as a wider community … Continue reading What will the future hold? →
My children are only young but we have found a style of learning that works for us, and it’s called ‘self directed learning’. My husband and I went to traditional schools and our parents were traditional in their understanding of learning. And although we both survived and finished our schooling, we have both felt much … Continue reading Self-directed learning →
Growing up, the black sheep of the family was always considered a rebel and not a favourable person to be within an extended family. Looking back on people I’ve known to be the rebel, I feel a respect for their confidence in eschewing social norms, the things that are expected of them. Perhaps being a … Continue reading The rebel, the black sheep →
Right now the entire world is in the depths of panic. Its grip on our society is tight; each action making each person just a bit more worried. But, hope is not lost. Yes, this is a global pandemic. People are dying. People are losing their jobs. We cannot control everything, we have to accept … Continue reading Global panic: take control of the anxiety →
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