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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.

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

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

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.

Taylor Swift: A Modern Sylvia Plath?

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Taylor Swift’s music is adored across the globe. But despite sold-out tours, chart-topping albums and legions of fans, the twenty-five-year-old is still a remarkably divisive figure. People who might be indifferent to Rihanna… Continue reading

It’s Complicated: My unhealthy relationship with romantic comedies

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So, I have been meaning to write this for a while now. The idea came to me on a rainy Saturday night after I got slightly drunk making risotto with some five dollar… Continue reading

Disability: It’s probably not what you think.

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Disability, along with feminism, is a systematically misunderstood concept. Ideas of disability are so convoluted, so medicalised that we often miss the harsh reality individuals in society face. The social model of disability… Continue reading

Existential Dread as Ethical Opportunity

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  I always feel queasy when people ask me for advice or talk to me as if I have some remedy for their existential problems. I study philosophy, I must know the meaning… Continue reading

Reclaiming the C-Word

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There is only one word that, if I uttered in front of my Grandma, I’d probably get punched in the face for (by the woman herself). While it’d be hilarious and a fantastic… Continue reading