Last week I put in an application to be an outreach ambassador at my university, to work with high school students from low socio-economic and Indigenous backgrounds and encourage them to continue their education at uni. One of the desirable qualities in the position description was ‘has an understanding of how disadvantage affects education.’ I … More The Reality of Disadvantage
Please note that this post discusses sexual violence, victim blaming and rape culture, and may be triggering. Recently there has been a lot of talk about rape culture on the internet and in the media, especially in regards to the Steubenville rape case. You don’t have to look far to see some of the responses … More When will women stop being told to be more careful?
In the last few weeks, I’ve been hearing more and more about the Oaktree Foundation’s Live Below the Line challenge. The idea is to spend only $10 on food for five days – thus ‘living’ on two dollars a day, an amount that has been defined as the extreme poverty line. In return, you ask … More Why I won’t live below the line
Recently I’ve been getting involved in a lot of groups and communities, mainly revolving around university and feminism. I’ve started going to meetings, planning events, organising lunches, attending training sessions. All this is nothing new to me, but at the moment I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed because everything is starting to happen at once. And … More On Activism and Being Involved
A few weeks ago at work I found myself in a situation I hate being in: the one where you know you really should say something, call someone out for something, and you don’t. The situation was something like this: I was mopping the fruit shop floor, chatting to one of the women I work … More Speaking Up (is harder than it sounds)