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Stephen Fry is not a mental illness ally

People talk a lot about intersectionality in feminism at the moment (this is a good thing). Without trying to insult your intelligence, what that means is that the pursuit of women's rights incorporates a multitude of issues that require awareness and understanding of overlaps with feminism


The Edge

I live by the sea. Not close enough to see the water cresting but enough to taste it on the wind and feel it rumble beneath the earth. I stand on my verandah and feel it all the way into my bones. I live here in


The mercury woman

Yesterday I woke up and I looked at my clock and it said 5:55. Gaz had left for work already, so I lay there on my own and watched the sun come higher and higher through the gaps in the blinds. Our garden is full


The Quebecois lumberjack

Fifteen years ago, I perched in Sydney for a while, in a renovated apartment block at the top of a hill. I had a job I didn't like. It had a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour, and in the evenings I walked to Circular Quay and


House buying has gone mad!

When we first lived in Melbourne, my parents rented a terrible townhouse in Brighton. That first summer was the hottest we'd ever experienced: a week of 40+ days with broken air conditioning and shoebox rooms. My "bedroom" was little more than a closet, and as my


5 new chocolate bars I’ve tried for you

I'm nothing if not a giver. Selfless, you might say. Philanthropic. Always putting others first. That's why I take it upon myself to try weird new chocolate spin-offs, so you don't have to. Here are today's contenders: Cadbury Marvellous Creations - Raspberry Lemonade 45g; sold everywhere; about


Book Review: Six Bedrooms

Six Bedrooms by Tegan Bennett Daylight Published by Random House (Vintage) 240 pages Short story collections are something of a livre de jour, and this is a well-deserved player in this arena, unlike this clunky metaphor I've dragged from the recesses of my Sunday afternoon brain. I am 100%