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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
I was walking to work this morning and because I'm on an early morning shift, the time would have been just before 6.30am. It was dark. There was barely no traffic and even fewer people. I was just listening to a podcast and strolling along. As I crossed the street I noticed these two bogan looking guys stumbling across the street on my right. They looked drunkand the silent alarm bells started ringing.
All of a sudden, one of the guys stops me by putting his hand out in front of my face. I stop dead in my tracks. Half in shock at what's happening and half in sheer terror. It's literally all my fears being realised. What do I do? Read More
I met a guy on Sunday who told me, "you should always have ten projects on the go".
Ten projects, I thought to myself. I can barely deal with life and I have no projects going on. There was so many questions running around my head - Where do you find the time for ten projects? Where do you even find ten projects? Why would you even want to do ten projects? How are you supposed to do anything else like sleep or eat or breathe? Read More