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Madieson O’Mara

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Maddie O'Mara

Hi there, my name is Madieson, a 24 soon to be 25-year-old currently living in East Victoria Park. When I am not busy with work, I love to garden, read, and do  crafty projects.

I most recently just completed a mini-house project. I bought a mini-house kit from Kmart and built the mini house, adding my own artistic flair and my own little Lego figurines to the house. I would say I am most definitely a bit of a homebody loving lots of tasks and activities that I can do at home! But am always up for an adventure, whether it be riding to new places, going for long walks/hikes, and exploring the amazing scenery we have here in Perth. I am originally for a regional town called Dunsborough where I grew up and completed my schooling. I moved to Perth to begin my university degree and have found such love and joy in the city. Some of my favourite things are, yellow, butterfly’s and panda’s. My favourite kind of music is Australian Music and 2000’s hits!  Although I do not have any pets, I love dogs and cats.

Articles by Madieson O’Mara

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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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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Madie’s Top 5 Takes On … Taking Care of Yourself

Words by Madieson (she/her), 24 WA Something that we often neglect is the most important person in our lives! Ourselves!! With the busyness of life, we often prioritize work, study, friendships and families over ourselves. We push our needs to the side and focus on others, without focusing on how we can support ourselves. Here…

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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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Madie’s Top 5 Takes on … Grief

Words by Madieson (she/her), 24 WA The following piece 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 11 14) – visit our Creating a Safe Space page to see a full list of support services….

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Madie’s Top 5 Takes on … Relationships

Words by Madieson (she/her), 24 WA   As we move through Valentine’s Day, we’ve no doubt been inundated with Buzzfeed articles like “5 signs your man is cheating on you,” “Do you love him or is he just tall?” and “Why should I marry Ryan Reynolds and not my partner?” These articles, all about unhealthy…

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Mental Health Awareness

Madie’s Top 5 Takes on … Mental Health Awareness

Words by Madieson (she/her), 24 WA The following piece 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 11 14) – visit our Creating a Safe Space page to see a full list of…

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Surviving Christmas

Madie’s Top 5 Takes on … Surviving Christmas

Words by Madieson (she/her), 24 WA Christmas is one of my favourite times of year. I love watching Christmas movies, making Gingerbread houses, and devouring some shortbread! Although I love this time of year, it can come with lots of challenges. Personally, I have struggled after the loss of a loved one and feeling overwhelmed…

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Madie’s Top 5 Takes on … Being Financially Healthy

Words by Madieson (she/her), 24 WA Talking about finances can be such a drag and soooo boring. I know when I was a teenager, I found it boring and neglected it myself. However, by brushing aside important financial information or advice, as a teenager meant when I left home for uni, I struggled financially. I…

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Building healthy relationships

Madie’s Top 5 Takes on… Building healthy relationships with your body

Words by Madieson (she/her), 24 WA The piece ‘Madie’s Top 5 Takes on … Building healthy relationships with your body.’ may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services. 1800RESPECT – 1800 737 732 Lifeline – 13 11 14 It has been a long,…

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