#australianbushfires

hi friends. This post is more about asking for help as well as highlighting the current crisis. If you don't know, Australia right now is on fire. I don't mean that as an exaggeration either. At the point in which i'm writing this post, there are over 100 bushfires burning. Over 10 million hectares of [...]

TOO FAT, TOO SLUTTY, TOO LOUD by Anne Helen Petersen

TOO FAT, TOO SLUTTY, TOO LOUD by Anne Helen Petersen

Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman by Anne Helen Petersen, is an analytical study concerning the notion of what it means to be an ‘acceptable’ woman. Through the lens of female celebrities, Petersen emphasises the boundaries by which female behaviour is policed in both the public and private [...]

matching flower tattoos & motorbike gears

she was driving when I looked over from the passenger seat. one hand on the wheel, the other adding emphasis to her words a telling symptom of her greekness. like a meteor shredding through earth’s atmosphere smashing into earth’s plains and distorting the landscape, i was suddenly and inexplicably hit by the mortality of the [...]

unwanted affection (don’t touch me).

is it too much to ask for consent. is it too emasculating for him to even consider a no. a stop. a don’t touch me. (victim blaming) shaming slut. whore. She asked for it, they say. But she wasn’t asked anything It was taken Stolen. Why do we ignore him? Why isn’t he held accountable? [...]

I taught for the first time!

Today was my first ever time actually teaching students in a classroom at an actual school. Before y'all go crazy, I am on placement so I didn't just randomly walk into a classroom and hijack the place. I'm meant to be here, honest. And to be quite truthful, it wasn't fantastic but it also wasn't [...]

fuck you, we won’t fight in your wars #staywoke

i find myself exhausted. a bone-deep inescapable tiredness, an amalgamation of frustration, like cleaved nails scouring across a hard textured surface. indelicate obscene and overwhelmingly bloody fucking annoying. Malfunctioning dildos like the, Donald Trump’s Pauline Hanson’s and Mike Pence's of the world; stains on the very fabric of that which is the equality and humanity we [...]

#REVIEW of THE HATE YOU GIVE by Angie Thomas

5/5. Read it. Now. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas needs to be a compulsory novel read in secondary schools across the world. It is a modern classic, speaking from a perspective not quite heard in the book community; and that is from the perspective of people of colour. Even though there is a [...]

the impermanence of your permanence.

it’s easier to say that you’re dead, instead of just, you left and never looked back. how ironic that the prospect of your death would be easier to handle than watching you walk away so casually, (a voluntary abandonment). it's easier to say that you're dead rather than remember how my mother's tears created permanent [...]

Say Yes, because if you don’t. Well, that’s just bloody un-Australian. 

Don't be a fucking dickhead. That's usually my go-to response when I hear people (usually white, middle-aged Australians) proselytise about the 'horrors' that same-sex marriage will bring to the 'righteousness' of Australian culture. (Seriously, what righteousness? We have Pauline Hanson sitting in our Parliament. Righteousness has left the building and is running away to Mexico). [...]