Whether you’re trying too hard, or not trying enough, it seems that for as long as teenagers have been able to have their own interests, teenage girls have struggled to present themselves as truly authentic and be accepted for it.
Local charities seem like the perfect store to find affordable clothes and pick up obscure objects for the house, but to those in need they serve as treasured community hubs.
By Alayna Patterson @twohdd Childhood is magic. It is a period in which all knowledge weighs heavier than stone, and ink on paper opened up universes, and of tales both forgotten and forbidden. Even with such magic, not all retain knowledge of those worlds as they grow older. They forget the tales they once read […]
By Emily Vescio It was hot and the music was too loud for my pounding head to handle. I was in the backseat of a rental car, straddling the border of Victoria and South Australia headed to a show in Adelaide, and I was crying my eyes out. My phone was blowing up with anonymous […]
By Maddy Turner I don’t know about you, but pets just seem to make the world a little brighter and happier to me. I might be having a crappy day at work, but by golly, if I see a little pup walking around with its owner, tail wagging, tongue dopily hanging out, something inside me […]
By Emily Vescio I stepped off the plane in Hawaii, ready to relax and sip beverages out of coconuts, I was slapped in the face with humid, hot air – closely followed by the crippling reality that my clinical depression had no intention of going on holidays. I wasn’t happy to be there, and I […]
BY BEC FORD In February this year, after nearly 19 years of my life, I was given a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder Level 1. It was a shock to me. I had thought something was missing – I felt like the diagnosis I had didn’t quite cover everything – but never once did I […]
STORY AND PHOTOS BY KAT VELLA MONDAY Where are my joggers? I don’t even know if I own dedicated ‘running’ shoes. I’m already regretting this. I chuck on my sweats, plug in my headphones and tumble down the stairs of my apartment. What music does one listen to whilst running? Hip hop? Rock? Classical? I’m […]
Ariana Grande cancels pre-show activities on the European Leg of the Sweetener World Tour due to mental health concerns. BY BRITTNEY TOLHURST. American pop sensation Ariana Grande has been having major success on her Sweetener World Tour. She performed 72 shows in North America starting in Albany, New York in March, showcasing both of her […]
BY KERRI ELLIS RU OK? Day was founded by advertiser Gavin Larkin in 2009. Gavin’s father ended his own life in 1995, driving Gavin to collaborate with Janina Nearn to create the non-profit suicide prevention organisation that promotes RU OK? Day. The day revolves around the slogan ‘R U OK?’, and people to have conversations with […]