Writer

nycI’ve written on a broad range of topics, though most of my work essentially deals with the intersections between culture and health, tech, politics, and/or everyday life. I’ve also written for a wide range of publications based in Australia, the US, and the UK.

In 2014, I was a finalist for the Australian National Youth Week Award for Media, and I’ve also been commended by the Mental Health Association of New South Wales for my reporting work.

Below is a selected list of my work. The list is still currently being populated. Some items appear under multiple headings. The topics I write under, broadly speaking, are: Health, particularly mental health; Reviews/Pop Culture with a primary focus on literature; Personal Essays; Politics, particularly concerning feminism and youth politics; and Technology.

Health

How Centrelink debt letters are harming Australians’ mental health“, ABC Online, January 12, 2017.

Who Should Control The Spending Habits of People with Bipolar?“, The Establishment, November 28, 2016.

Degrees of Distress on the University Campus“, Disability Now, September 22, 2016.

Bipolar disorder: Like a grunge song or a good luck potion“, ABC Online, August 6, 2016.

Deliberately Deaf“, PrimeMind, May 20, 2016.

Why so many women with ADHD never get the help they need“, The Establishment, April 29, 2016.

Lena Dunham calls out stereotype of the ‘unhinged’ woman“, ABC Online, April 2, 2016.

The Imaginary Friends That Are Never Left Behind“, PrimeMind, March 14, 2016.

Lessons From Down Under on Youth Suicide Prevention“, Disability Now, February 22, 2016.

Model scout admits designers seek ‘straight up-and-down’ figures“, SheKnows, February 19, 2016.

Fashion brand gives models ‘non-negotiable’ eating contracts“, SheKnows, February 4, 2016.

Raising concerns: Cultural perception and risk during pregnancy“, Lateral, December 23, 2015.

Recognising and Recovering from Disappearance“, that reminds me, October 16, 2015.

Making Progress in Compassion“, Overland, July 21, 2015.

So Much More Than Thigh Gaps and Collarbones“, Birdee, June 25, 2015.

We’re smarter than you Mark Latham“, Birdee, March 9, 2015.

What the ABC’s ‘Mental As’ Campaign Needs to Get Right“, Junkee, October 7, 2014.

Mental illness: Opening Up Online“, ABC Ramp Up, June 23, 2014.

Youth mental health: it doesn’t have to be like this“, ABC Ramp Up, April 14, 2014.

Australia no longer has a Minister for Mental Health“, Overland, October 25, 2013.

A Better Way to a Bikini Body“, Birdee, October 16, 2013.

It’s not a Cancer Book“, Birdee, September 11, 2013.

Mental Illness at University“, ABC Ramp Up, August 9, 2013.

A Diagnosis by Any Other Name…“, ABC Ramp Up, 30 May, 2013.

Hope with new guidelines for treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder“, ABC Ramp Up, 9 May 2013.

Waiting in Crisis“, ABC Ramp Up, 25 March 2013.

Reviews/Pop Culture

Australian Open 2017: Turn on the lights and beat the heat“, The Age, January 23, 2017.

The Mysterious Pull Of ‘Skam’: Norway’s Racy, Alcohol-Soaked, Explosively Popular Teen Drama“, Junkee, December 22, 2016.

It’s true, Australia is the best place to celebrate Christmas“, The Age, December 18, 2016.

Can you really learn anything from Random Atrocities? A review of Laura Tillman’s The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts“, The Lifted Brow, October 28, 2016.

The office has had its day“, The Age, August 1, 2016.

Leave us introverts alone, we’re fine“, The Age, June 19, 2016.

The Purpose of Repetition“, that reminds me, March 22, 2016.

When a fictional game changes your life“, that reminds me, March 8, 2016.

Important words spoken with an overbite“, that reminds me, November 13, 2015.

Harry Potter and the Torture of Waiting“, that reminds me, November 10, 2015.

Emotions at Your Desk“, that reminds me, October 23, 2015.

Recognising and Recovering from Disappearance“, that reminds me, October 16, 2015.

Berlin! All singing, all kissing“, that reminds me, October 9, 2015.

A Future Where Thought Experiments Might Matter“, that reminds me, September 21, 2015.

So Much More Than Thigh Gaps and Collarbones“, Birdee, June 25, 2015.

Weightless“, Birdee, March 23, 2015.

Not That Kind of Girl: Daringly Ordinary“, Birdee, November 4, 2014.

What the ABC’s ‘Mental As’ Campaign Needs to Get Right“, Junkee, October 7, 2014.

It’s not a Cancer Book“, Birdee, September 11, 2013.

Power of the Fangirl“, Birdee, August 19, 2013.

Ninety 9: Let’s Hear it for the Misfits“, Birdee, August 9, 2013.

Paid to Watch Porn“, Daily Life, August 22, 2012.

Personal Essays

Fear of the Flying“, Meanjin, Summer 2016.

Why so many women with ADHD never get the help they need“, The Establishment, April 29, 2016.

The Brussels Metro Station is Back in Service, But I’m Not Back to Normal“, GOOD, April 25, 2016.

Lena Dunham calls out stereotype of the ‘unhinged’ woman“, ABC Online, April 2, 2016.

Important words spoken with an overbite“, that reminds me, November 13, 2015.

Harry Potter and the Torture of Waiting“, that reminds me, November 10, 2015.

Recognising and Recovering from Disappearance“, that reminds me, October 16, 2015.

Berlin! All singing, all kissing“, that reminds me, October 9, 2015.

Making Progress in Compassion“, Overland, July 21, 2015.

The Vicious and the Lovely – Examining Female Friendships“, Feminartsy, February 2, 2015.

Signs vs. Symptoms: an insight into bipolar“, Voiceworks, Autumn 2014.

The Capital of Planning“, Voiceworks, Winter 2012.

Politics

A Remarkable African Business Empowers Farmers and Makes Going Gluten-Free Easy“, Make Change, January 17, 2017.

How Centrelink debt letters are harming Australians’ mental health“, ABC Online, January 12, 2017.

House of Riot Gets Your Message Across, Without Saying a Word“, Make Change, December 19, 2016.

Angkor Flowers: The beginner’s floristry class helping migrant women bloom“, ABC Online, December 13, 2016.

Prime Minister’s donation speaks volumes“, The Age, August 19, 2016.

Haters and hyperandrogenism: Caster Semenya’s road to becoming an Olympic favourite“, SBS Zela, August 17, 2016.

The office has had its day“, The Age, August 1, 2016.

Should we still travel overseas?“, The Age, July 25, 2016.

Election 2016: Climate change – an election priority for women“, ABC Online, June 20, 2016.

Boomers and Gen Y Aren’t So Different“, SBS News, May 23, 2016.

The Brussels Metro Station is Back in Service, But I’m Not Back to Normal“, GOOD, April 25, 2016.

The Things We Don’t See“, Overland, March 10, 2016.

Why it’s so hard for women to get justice for online abuse“, ABC Online, March 1, 2016.

Government’s commitment to getting more women into STEM a step in the right direction“, ABC Online, December 8, 2015.

Important words spoken with an overbite“, that reminds me, November 13, 2015.

Making Progress in Compassion“, Overland, July 21, 2015.

We’re smarter than you Mark Latham“, Birdee, March 9, 2015.

Nixing Intern Exploitation Down Under“, Birdee, August 28, 2014.

Youth mental health: it doesn’t have to be like this“, ABC Ramp Up, April 14, 2014.

8 Lessons from Aung San Suu Kyi“, Birdee, November 29, 2013.

Australia no longer has a Minister for Mental Health“, Overland, October 25, 2013.

The Pocket Money Pay Gap“, Birdee, July 25, 2013.

Hope with new guidelines for treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder“, ABC Ramp Up, 9 May 2013.

Waiting in Crisis“, ABC Ramp Up, 25 March 2013.

A Community Maintains its Spirit in Confronting Ignorance“, Fairfax Media, May 31, 2012.

Palmer vs Swan: who best represents Australia?“, ABC The Drum, May 2, 2012.

Technology

The Globetrotting Social Enterprise Using ‘Small’ Data to Change the World“, Make Change, November 4, 2016.

The Implications of Automation“, Lateral, October 3, 2016.

Thank God I finished school before the screens took over“, The Age, September 16, 2016.

The Imaginary Friends That Are Never Left Behind“, PrimeMind, March 14, 2016.

Why it’s so hard for women to get justice for online abuse“, ABC Online, March 1, 2016.

For new year’s resolutions that stick, ditch fitspo and inspirational quotes“, ABC Online, December 31, 2015.

Government’s commitment to getting more women into STEM a step in the right direction“, ABC Online, December 8, 2015.

We don’t need to make STEM relevant to girls“, Birdee, March 27, 2015.

Mental illness: Opening Up Online“, ABC Ramp Up, June 23, 2014.

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