eight things i’ve learned from being sick

A listicle for you today. I was diagnosed with Hashimotos a little over two years ago now. However looking back, the symptoms began much earlier. Being chronically unwell is an incredibly humbling experience. Everything you think you are, as measured by what you do, is taken away. Work, hobbies, community activities, a social life.¬†All that…

three reasons to stop working so hard

Working hard is an esteemed virtue in our society. Whether it is staying back at work, volunteering long hours for a community group or pulling all nighters studying for University exams, working hard is viewed as an admirable, even selfless act. As someone who used to coordinate volunteer environmental campaigns whilst studying a law degree…

the lucky country

A worrying misconception that many people have about Australia is that our governmental system is free of corruption. When people think of corruption, they often think of authoritarian regimes and poverty stricken nations where most of the population struggles to eat while the privileged few horde all the wealth. Yet there is corruption here and…