Why Pop Culture is important

This morning, I woke up to a notification about a message in my Facebook Other messages folder. I don't generally check my "Other" social media message folders because as Master of None so, beautifully highlighted "if you're born with a vagina, then creepy dudes are just part of the deal".

I decided to click on the message. It was from a guy, lets call him Steve.

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A White Hair Wake Up Call

There are many things that signify getting older but, I think we can all agree that one of the biggest markers of aging is white hair.

So, you can understand how I thought my world was crashing down around me when I looked in the mirror and discovered white hairs this afternoon. Yes, plural. Hairs. More than one.

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Let's talk about menstruation, period

I've always been pretty comfortable talking about the functions of the human body.

I think a large part of that is because I grew up in a pretty scientific household. I mean, with a brother who's a pharmacist, a brother who studies medicine and a brother who is a plumber our family dinner table conversation runs the full gamut of in, through and out the human body.

One morning last week I had two very different conversations about periods and it got me thinking. 

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How To Enter A National Competition and Be A Happy Loser

If you had told me 8 weeks ago I would be one of the 5 finalists to replace Marc Fennell as the Triple J film reviewer I would have told you to put down the crack pipe or stop swinging from power lines. See, I was in the midst of what the kids' call an existential life crisis. Maybe it was the lack of protein talking from my newly found vegetarian life but I was convinced I wasn't good enough at anything I was doing and therefore, I just wasn't good enough. I watched people around me kicking life goal after life goal and, all I was doing was sitting on the bench running oranges. I desperately wanted to runaway to some idyllic island paradise and pour bucket after bucket of mojitos on my problems because, mature adult retaliatory response.   

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