Changing your mind is OK

It’s interesting how returning to where you grew up can conjure different emotions depending on what your experience of growing up there was. I know for many it is nostalgic and wonderful. I feel that way about returning to my first hometown of Portland, Victoria. My Dad and I at our local beach in Portland […]

Bolt has missed the mark on AFL

  Andrew Bolt’s position on the AFL seen in the Herald Sun.   Last night Andrew Bolt came out claiming that the “the Left wing is the AFL’s key position” and the AFL is supporting only “Left” causes. To believe the AFL is being “hijacked” by the Left is simply as accurate as the existence of […]

AFLW: Why Women’s Football Is Important For My Son

This article was written for Kidspot. To read it, click here.   

My own “sorry” this Invasion Day.

Dear Aboriginal people,   I want to say my own “sorry” this Invasion Day.   I’m sorry that at this time each year the supermarkets and discount shops fill shelves with the “Australian flag” which has the flag of the nation who invaded this country on it but do not have a single Aboriginal flag.   […]

My knickers are in a knot

My knickers are in a knot. I’m totally exasperated about one of today’s “newsworthy” stories. You probably know the one I’m talking about. The one where a well known woman on her day away from the media was stalked, photographed without consent and then this particular media outlet uploaded images to the Internet with an […]

I Wore A Suit To The Brownlow (“Gownlow”)

CREDIT Suits worn by myself and Liam were designed, made and tailored by the absolutely incredible Carl Navè. Instagram: @cnavetailor Photography done by the extremely talented Grace Petrou. Instagram: @gracepetrou Make-up by the exceptional face painting artist, Tess McFadden. Instagram: @tessm_makeupartist Hair by the long hair genius, Julia Cochrane. Instagram: @hairbyjuliacochrane Media Campaign for a “Bullfree […]

The World Is Predictable In Times Of Tragedy

Devastating news about last night in Orlando. To me, it seems this is the world we live in: •A place where trans people entering bathrooms is seen as a threat to safety but the “freedom” to buy guns and even military assault rifles is not. •Where the only thing keeping society safe is whether or […]

I’m Happy That I’m Not Pregnant

“I’m SO happy that I’m not pregnant!” -said no one on the Internet ever. Because to many in society this still appears to be selfish. It appears to rub it in the face of people that can’t or struggle to have children that often sacrifice all their emotional energy, finances, health and even relationships to […]

My Fanny

Note: I use the word “fanny” in this often. If you are from places such as the USA, the word fanny is used to talk about vaginas in Australia. Not bums.  It is fairly often that people cry out “oh you are so politically correct” to me. Usually I eye roll and couldn’t careless because I […]

Why The Surprise over “Asian-Australians”?

To people coming to Australia. I have an issue I need to get off my chest. I of course know this is does not apply to all of you and you may think I’m sensitive, but I am constantly shocked by the amount of people who come to Australia and have to point out how […]

“Delete and Block” to Racism Around Me

Excuse my awful ignorance but I have come to realise how privileged I am in the last 2 days. I mean, I have always known I was lucky but the last 2 days have highlighted it for me even more so. After posting a few of my views on Aboriginal rights in this country, I […]

I Find Your Fascinator Sadistic

I know what I am about to say is an unpopular opinion in Australia and I am just about to be dismissed as a greenie or radical vego or perhaps, “un-Australian” (oh I bloody hate that word.) So watch as I tread lightly so I don’t immediately lose 90% of Australian readers of this article. […]