Ungirly: a manifesto
Though I am an AFAB (assigned female at birth) and use the pronouns “she/her”, I have grappled with gender presentation my entire life. As a young child in Sri Lanka, I learned all about what it meant to be a girl. Girls loved pink lipstick, pink tutus, and ballet shoes.
Dear victim of sexual assault: we need to talk
One in six women and one in thirty-three men will be raped in their lifetime. Australia has one of the highest rates of reported sexual assault in the world, yet the number of offenders who receive prison sentences is almost non-existent.
Men, it’s okay to cry
As with most boys, I was taught growing up that crying was a form of weakness. When was the last time that you saw a grown man cry? I haven’t seen a man cry in some time, nor have I cried properly in years.
I’m mad. I’m mad that my industry has let me down.
Media was meant to be fun – exciting, filled with creative types, and an opportunity to turn my passion into my occupation. This is what motivated me throughout my Bachelor degree and beyond. And at first, reality met my expectations: I created, with others, and I learnt so much, and it was beautiful. It was great. I relished in it, in all of it. In helping create, in learning from my peers, and in helping my colleagues