For me, International Women’s Day (falling on the 8th of March each year) is a time to reflect on all of the amazing women in my life. Yes, the day is obviously to highlight and reflect on the grave injustices that women face in almost every aspect of life daily, but I think it is equally important to focus … More A few of my favourite ladies
If you are a Sydney sider, then you know this February was epitomised by the unbearable heat. Yeah, yeah – I know everybody is aware Australia is hot, but this was not normal. This was like residing in the fiery pits of hell. I don’t think I made it through one full day without my make … More Chapter 2: February 2016
In the past week, I have had numerous uncomfortable experiences involving the unwanted and highly inappropriate attention from male customers at work. Previously, I worked on the door at a bar and was pretty much harassed by seedy dudes from start to finish of my shift. I was freshly 18 at the time, and thought maybe this was … More PSA: don’t harass women and girls at work
In another episode of ‘bargain hunting’, I bring you my most recent trip to the local Westfield. I was actually pretty hesitant about going as it was during school pick up hours and I feared the centre would be overrun with mothers trying to appease their school children as they shrieked on those god awful … More A little retail therapy
Have you ever had the experience of laying in bed, willing yourself to sleep, but you just can’t reach that sweet place of zzz’s because your brain won’t stop pondering, ‘if politicians were foods, what would they be?!’ Worry no longer, because I’ve got you covered. Tony Abbott: Aaaaah, the Abz. He tried so hard to be the republican that … More If politicians were food
Today was one of those beautiful rare occurrences when I had the day off work, meaning I could go to the gym and shower in the A.M. You know what that means? I went HAM on the make up without fear I would later have sweat and glitter dripping down my face, fiercely doing the salsa at zumba. (No, … More A Fancy Faced Friday
I’ve got something to tell you, I’ve got news for you, gotta put some wheels in motion, get ready CAUSE BIRKEN HEAD POINT IS COMING THROUGH. Pals, I am telling you. If you live in Sydney and have access to a vehicle, and you haven’t been to Birken Head Point outlet centre, then your life is a lie. … More Birken Head Bargainz
“The release of a new Australian movie was once an event that whipped up considerable excitement. There was the glamour surrounding the stars, who were sized up to see who would join Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman in the homegrown Hollywood pantheon; there was the prospect of a new Strictly Ballroom, Muriel’s Wedding … More Is Australian content still worth the hassle?
I would say that for me, January always seems to be one of the best months of the year. November through February are generally pretty fabulous, but January brings with it a sense of relief, relaxation and exciting prospects for the year ahead. I am one of those people who loves getting way too invested in new … More Chapter 1: January 2016
“The loss for Australia’s digitally networked culture industries in the face of what appears to be inevitable one way digital traffic reflects the continuation of the global dominance of US culture industries and communications in general.” Breen 2010, p. 671 Thanks to globalisation, Americanisation has long permeated just about every aspect of Australian culture. We … More Do FTAs and Netflix leave Australian content for dead?