Last night I had the privilege of attending the YWCA‘s MeToo, But What Can We Do? event at The Golden Wattle in the Adelaide CBD.
A big part of the panel discussion was around the changes the Me Too movement has made surrounding sexual assault, and the panelists raised the way in which the stories shared within the movement and people coming forward has helped to broaden the definition of sexual assault in the public eye.
Laura Desmond, panelist, playwright and performer really struck a cord with me when she spoke about sexual assault no longer being viewed as only being pinned down and r*ped, but widening to include physical, verbal and other forms of assault. Read more
I’ve never really done the whole new years resolution thing, goal setting (and sticking to said goals) is not a strong point in my personal life.
However, this year I’m giving it a go, mostly in the form of goals for myself, but with one resolution; this year I am going to learn to be kinder to myself.
This wasn’t something I intended on writing about here, but I’m kinda proud of myself so here we are.
If you’ve seen much of anything on my blog you’ll know how strongly I feel about period positivity – and that, for me is mirrored in all things girls are brought up to feel ashamed about.
Periods, body image, sexuality and our body hair (among others obviously) are all things that we learn to surround with shame and silence, where they should be topics coloured with conversation and choice. Read more
This time two years ago I couldn’t make up my mind on what I wanted to do with my life.
I had finished high school, my exams were done and I’d graduated, but I still had no idea what I wanted to do next.
I knew I’d go to university, I knew I didn’t want to take a gap year, but as for what I’d actually study… I had absolutely no clue. Read more
Well, it happened.
Today is my 20th birthday.
Not quite sure how this happened.
I mean, obviously it was coming, but now it’s here.
There’s something that always feels so final to me about turning a year older, which is odd because literally nothing is changing.
But I’m officially in my twenties now, which is insane to me. Read more
Seattle artist Dani Dodge (@studiododge) is the creator of 100 Vaginas, creating vulva art each day for 100 days from April this year.
Starting as way to help her show more love to herself, her body and to shed sexual shame, Dani created and shared 100 pieces, showcasing the diversity and beauty of the female anatomy. Read more
Photo by lucia on Unsplash
Yesterday, abortion was decriminalised in Queensland, where it has been classified as a crime under the Criminal Code Act since 1899.
The fight to decriminalise abortion in Queensland has been going on for 50 years, ending with a 50-41 vote, passing law making abortion legal until 22 weeks.
The law also requires a 150m safe zone around the entrance of clinics to ensure the safety of women entering and exiting the building.
This vote grants women reproductive freedom and control over their own bodies, which is long overdue. Read more