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The tale of the drip

The tale of the drip

As the train doors close at Melbourne Central, a family push their way on. A single, solitary drip falls from the father. It isn't raining; they aren't carrying anything. Parliament station. Where did the drip come from? I stare at the drip trying to work out what it...

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The process

The process

I've lost a lot of weight recently. Almost 40kg this year. It's one of the common side effects of having most of your stomach removed, and is, after all, the reason I did it. Actually, that's not quite true. The main reason I chose to have a gastric sleeve was to...

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Gratitude

Gratitude

One of the most important practices I have incorporated into my daily life is that of gratitude. It might sound like new-age nonsense, but at its heart is the simple premise that we should look for the good in life, even amongst the bad. And even when life is...

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Ms Fix It

Ms Fix It

When it comes to relationships, I'm a fixer. I want to fix those around me - the friend whose life is heading off the rails, the emotionally unavailable parent, the exploitative boyfriend. I want to repair the emotional wounds of those around me. I reach out again and...

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Believe her

Believe her

When I was at university, I was sexually assaulted. I didn't report it. I didn't report it for a whole number of reasons. I was out of my comfort zone - overseas and leaving for home in the morning. I had been drunk. I was dressed in a short skirt. I had kissed him....

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Acknowledgement of country

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which I live, the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respects to their Elders, past and present. Sovereignty was never ceded and I look forward to a day when the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is heard so Australia faces up to the pain inflicted by ongoing colonisation and the strengths of its Aboriginal past, present and future.