Are You Listening?

Combatting the Language of Homophobia

I am endlessly surprised, though you may not be, by the promiscuity of homophobic language. Even at an institution such as Melbourne Law School, the passing tailwinds of conversation scatter the dust of mean, insidious slur.

Most of the people … Read more.

Morgan and her mums

Standing up straight

The power of language is never so clearly articulated to me as when others react to the story of my family.

A few weeks back, I was having dinner with a group of people I know reasonably well when the … Read more.

Kate White

He for She

I was fifteen years old when a boy tried to shut me up. He was someone I trusted; a long-term friend who eventually became my boyfriend.

In the back of your closets and shoved under your beds, there lies a … Read more.


Slavery, CARICOM and a call for reparations

Most people in the western world never really learn about, or understand, the horrors of slavery. In schools and universities, we learn a Eurocentric version of history that de-emphasises the importance of slavery to the development of modern European economies. … Read more.


A Frank Conversation – The Use of Language

During the summer of 2014, I was given the opportunity to intern at beyondblue, a not-for-profit organisation that works towards increasing the awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression and the surrounding stigma. Through their collaborations and initiatives, beyondblueRead more.

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