Special thanks go to my partner J for inspiring this post, and putting into neat words what I’ve been thinking about for a while. I am not much of a tumblr user, but when I occasionally browse through the things the few people I follow have reblogged, I am struck by the conflict that seems … More What It Means To Be Ace: Building community on shared experience
I’m in the middle of the moving rush at the moment, so I don’t have time to post much – but I thought I’d share this speech I made last night at the UQ Environment Collective’s EcoSpeak event! I am a northern rivers girl. The spaces that defined my childhood were the beach and the … More CSG in my Backyard
Over the last few weeks there have been several instances where I’ve felt challenged on the fact that I claim the label “asexual” for myself. I know that labels can be used to put people in boxes. I know that labels make some people invisible because they don’t completely fit into that description. I … More Labels
Trigger warning for racism and verbal abuse. I have been in Melbourne this past weekend, mainly in order to attend the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular on Saturday. (It was truly spectacular. I was in raptures most of the time.) Melbourne is very pretty, with such a different vibe to Sydney, the other major city I’ve … More Multiculturalism, really?
In a moment of naivety, she wishes she was black. To be a part of the collective consciousness that existed in this land long before it became ahistorical. To claim affinity with the land, to feel that she has an excuse, a justification, a legitimisation for her own feeling of belonging here. But she doesn’t … More Daring to think about Indigeneity (as a white girl)