International Women’s Day

This article was originally published on Youth Central. International Women’s Day on March 8 is an opportunity to think about the women in our lives: our mums, sisters, mates, girlfriends, aunts, grandmothers, frenemies and the complete strangers that we walk past on the street. It’s a day to celebrate all things female around the world…

5 webcomic women who kick butt

This article was originally published on Youth Central. Wonder Woman, Star Wars, the soon to be Ms Marvel movie… we’ve come a long way since this article was originally written in 2012 when I was complaining the lack of strong female leads on screen. Let’s hope the trend continues and they start making the below…

Running ’round Melbourne

This article was originally published on Youth Central. According to the calendar it’s officially summer! Hooray! Time to dust off the bathers, hit the beach, and eat as much ice cream as humanely possible. For a lot of people the warmer weather is a great motivator to start getting fit and healthy. If you’ve ever…

When a parent moves out before you do

This article was originally published on Youth Central. I wrote this four years ago while my parents were going through a very messy divorce. The good news, they’re both happy and my relationship with each of them is getting a lot stronger. The not-so-good news is that they haven’t been in a room together since…

Ramadan in Morocco

This article was originally published on Youth Central. The siren signalling the end of fasting for the day echoed through the streets, followed by the eerie wail of the call to prayer. As soon as we heard it, my friend Louise and I covered up and went exploring to find some food. Once on the…

Interview: Pip Lincolne, Meet Me at Mike’s

The below interview was originally published on Everguide, a now-defunct event guide run by Lifelounge. I interviewed Pip Lincoln from Meet Me at Mike’s after the launch of her third book, and it’s one of my favourite interviews I’ve ever done. Pip is a warm, fun and welcoming person, and was very encouraging towards a…

A cheap thrill in Mostar

Originally published on Allora, Viterbo After all the hype about Croatia being ‘cheap as chips’, Dubrovnik disappointed my ever-beleaguered budget. With its city walls perched dramatically on their cliffs over turquoise water, it’s no surprise that Australians flock to the coastline in ever-increasing numbers. What was once a hidden secret and perhaps a bit of…