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Women and the Environment – Part 2

Words by Helena (she/her), 20 QLD  As explored in Part 1, nature and corporeality is projected upon all women in the West, and immanence is epitomised in the female body. Ecofeminist philosophical theory draws attention to a connection between the subjugation of women and the subjugation of the natural world. Women and nature are aligned…

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Madie’s Top 5 Takes On … Healthcare for Young People

Words by Madieson (she/her), 24 WA I want to start this by saying how grateful I am for the healthcare system in Australia. We are very lucky to have the services and access we have! Even though Australia has one of the best healthcare systems in the world, there are still areas for improvement, such…

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Has Consumerism Killed the Coffee Shop?

Words by Riley (she/her), 20 USA When I say a coffee shop, what do you think of? Does your mind go to a Starbucks or the local cafe in your town? Since the inception of coffee shops over the centuries, they have evolved from places of political talk to commercialized quick chains to study stops…

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Unfiltered Thoughts: IDAHOBIT

Imagine a world where every person, regardless of who they love, feels safe, respected, and valued. This vision is at the heart of IDAHOBIT, May 17. This day marks the historic moment in 1990 when the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. Despite this progress, over two decades later, LGBTQIA+ communities continue…

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I have a backpack

Words and Artwork by Jaime (she/her), 22 QLD I have a backpack, It bare and new, Still smells like the shop, But I have a backpack. My mother helps fill it with Clothes, and toiletries; Her tears, and my hat; A big tub of sunscreen and some guilt. Dad lets me go like a Magician…

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On ASD: Understanding Your Powerful Brain

Words by Sigrid (she/her) 21 QLD Neurodivergent people have a unique way of perceiving and interacting with the world that brings with it a unique set of strengths and challenges. They are not deficient, but harmful stigmas and copious misconceptions mean they are often perceived as such. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is one of the…

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Reimagine the news: an open invitation

Emma (they/them) 26 VIC One piece of advice from journalism school still sticks with me: pick an AFL team and learn all about it – you will need it to survive breakrooms as a journalist. This small sliver of industrial wisdom may seem innocuous to some but it’s not. It’s a warning. Impartial? Journalism never…

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Women and the Environment

Words by Helena (she/her), 20 QLD  Feminist philosophy offers intriguing perspectives on a possible construction of gender relations in Western society. These viewpoints ultimately pose the observation that our patriarchal society treats women and the environment in the same way. In this framework, women, especially mothers, are often equated with nature – both relegated to…

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Madie’s Top 5 Takes On … Checking Your Bias

Words by Madieson (she/her), 24 WA Bias is present across so many situations, for a variety of people. Whether this be based on gender, race, age, ability or financial status. We always need to conscious of our bias and making a conscious effort to keep ourselves in check. Until very recently, I had been on…

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