Access, Able Bodied Privilege & Disability (un)friendly toilets: My wheelchair revelations

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Due to nasty foot fractures, for the last two months I’ve been getting around in a wheelchair. And it’s given me a newfound appreciation for what life is like with a mobility impairment.… Continue reading

Misogyny in Hip-hop: In defence of Nicki Minaj

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I recently went to an Emerging Writers Festival event called ‘Amazing Babes’ where I heard a fantastic speech about feminism and hip hop, which mirrored many of my views on the subject. Hip-hop… Continue reading

Chinese Takeaway

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He makes jokes about airplane jelly Drool flecks The corner of his mouth Clawed hands Scuttle across the vast expanse Of laminated menus Leaving streaks of grime A duck carcass Hangs from the… Continue reading

Fly-by-night

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Smoke trails//entrails Concrete mystery meat Bulimic Buddha Bobbleheads Bounce to the beat Dashboard Jesus with a soul patch & crown of barbed wire. Truckers have amphetamine dreams of beauty queens Fever dreams//Beaver dreams… Continue reading

Poetry Series

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  Michael studies Literature, and is a fan of birds, coffee and Dostoevsky. In his spare time, he hangs out with Kanye and does car commercials in Japan.

Misandry, MRAs and the Myth of ‘Female Privilege’

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‘Shut up and sit down. Women like you should be raped into submission.’ This is an actual reply I received when I commented on an article online which equated feminism with man hating (something… Continue reading

the 0608 service to melbourne

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Inside the head of an early morning commuter

All The Good Writers Die Young

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Piece by guest writer Amelia Forrest “Hello, my name is Amelia. We’ve met before and you think that you know me. I am a sufferer. It doesn’t matter what of, it never has.… Continue reading

righter friends

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Thoughts thought in a secondhand bookshop

Y’All Say ‘Empowerment!’ Because There’s A Plus Size Woman in Sports Illustrated and I’m Over Here Like Ehhhh…

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On the one hand I’m like: WOOHOO! PLUS SIZE! NORMALISING BEAUTIFUL BIG BODIES! AUSSIE MODEL! COVER! EQUAL REPRESENTATION! YEAH! And then on the other hand I’m like: Sports Illustrated is pretty much soft… Continue reading

four poems

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the tea room is actually pretty big,
it just feels small because it’s full of elephants.

That time I championed feminism on Facebook

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Those two paragraphs are the most terrifying pieces of writing and commentary I’ve ever put my name to.

Conversations at modern confessionals

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I just want to be able to say ugly things, uncomfortable things, things that don’t fit, to another human being.

Follicular Emacipation: To Shave or not to Shave?

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A couple of years ago, while I was at the beach, a woman approached me. She looked determined and full of self righteous zeal. I was convinced that this could only mean one… Continue reading

Colourblindness, privilege and the age of polite, middle class racism.

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‘Racism’ is commonly associated with clear cut acts of aggression and obvious racial slurs. For instance, those infamous videos of racial abuse on Australian public transport that seem to appear every few months,… Continue reading