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Madie’s Top 5 Takes on … the Gender Pay Gap

Our Creative Residents share their thoughts in response to International Women’s Day 2024. Words by Madieson (she/her), 24 WA As we approach International Women’s Day (IWD), I’d like to reflect on all the things that I am grateful for and how being a woman has shaped this. But even as I sit and take my…

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Count Her In – The Gender Pain Gap

Our Creative Residents share their thoughts in response to International Women’s Day 2024. Words by Sigrid (she/her), 21 QLD   Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress. Research has shown that when women are empowered economically, our health improves. So, in the lead up to International Women’s Day, I bring you the science behind…

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Lot One

Our Creative Residents share their thoughts in response to International Women’s Day 2024. Words by Jaime (she/her), 22 QLD   The following poetry and artwork may contain themes that might be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) or Lifeline (13…

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Unfiltered Thoughts: Why Pronouns Matter

Pronouns carry tremendous significance; think of them as our individual identity badges! When we use the correct pronouns, it’s like giving someone’s authentic self a high-five, radiating respect for them as a person, and it feels pretty awesome. On the flip side, slipping up and using the wrong ones can lead to cringe-worthy stumbles, creating…

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Unfiltered Thoughts: Count Her In

Every year, 8 March marks a pivotal moment in our ongoing mission for gender equality. This year, the theme for International Women’s Day is “Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress.” It’s a rallying cry for women’s economic empowerment. We invite you to share your unfiltered thoughts on why investing in women is crucial and how…

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What the hell are gendered interests?

Words by Saskia (she/her) 16 VIC Can we stop shaming people for having interests? Can we stop gendering hobbies – as if any hobby is particularly masculine or feminine in nature? Can we stop this never ending cycle that we seem to have entered where, from girlhood, everything a woman does is seen as ‘embarrassing’,…

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To My Housemates, With Love

Words by Jaime (she/her), 22 QLD   I have found many sisters in the faces of my housemates. They weave between my fingers, Smile at my sore knuckles After another hard fought day. Never by blood, Always by chance. But aren’t those the best kind Of relationships   You cannot tell me Our smiles are not…

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Future of Work

Words by Joshua (he/him), 18 NSW Being a teenager involves a rapid process of becoming – discovering our passions, shaping our relationships and deciding upon our future. Getting a first job is undoubtedly a liberating part of this experience. It provides a source of income, allowing us the freedom to buy a car or go…

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Tis the Reason for the Season

Words by Maeson (they/them), 22 WA  Look, it’s me, your favourite Gen Z cousin come to ruin Christmas. Christmas – a season traditionally centred around goodwill and generosity – has evolved into a playground for capitalism, a swirling vortex of consumerism that often overshadows its essence. I hear you; this isn’t a new take. People…

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Respect

Words by Runali (she/her), QLD Respect in Oxford’s manual may sound technical, “A due regard for other feelings, wishes and rights” it’s a bit lexical, But let me put it in words more poetical, Respect is engaging with sensory organs, that’s the essence, that’s the chemical.   It can be seen in the eyes, Or…

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