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Category - Health & Wellbeing

The Darkness Behind the Black Mirror

Words by Erin, 27 NSW From the addictive hit of heady dopamine we get from Facebook ‘likes’ to using our screens to escape dealing with our problems – the things we enjoy about our smartphones can be...

To Sex or Not to Sex

Words by Ella, 23 VIC Recently I have found myself in a pattern. Bored, lonely, need some drama? Casually hook up with someone on a night out. Hate it, profess a self-inflicted ban on all men ever.  Wait a couple of...

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The Give & Take

Words by Susie, 23 QLD Humans are naturally social creatures, so making connections with others is incredibly important. But there comes a point where we can give more than we get, and it is necessary for our own...

Read Eating Disorders: The Personal is Political blog article

Eating Disorders: The Personal is Political

This article contains themes of mental health and eating disorders which may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services or visit our Creating a Safe...

Are you okay in a speech bubble

R U OK MY FRIEND?

Words by Praise, 25 NSW The moment you realise you have at least one person who is genuinely interested and wants to listen to your authentic desires, dreams, and stories – mark it as a blessing.  Perhaps...

2020 as a Sweaty Astronaut LEGO Worker

Words by Steph, 28 VIC I’m supposed to help people. I’m supposed to help fix problems. That’s my job. And this, I absolutely cannot fix. Depending on the day, or moment my thoughts around the pandemic...

Iso-Nation: Navigating the World of Isolation

Words by Nicole, 25 VIC Welcome to iso-nation, the adventures of an already-introverted 25-year-old in lockdown. Two and a half weeks into isolation, I began to feel the trepidations of being stuck between four white...

Take a Breath

Take a breath (during the COVID-19 crisis)

Words by Georgie 28 VIC Never has there been a greater need for hugs, ironically in a time where no hugs are allowed! We have well and truly passed the point of: “shit- this is actually really bad”...

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