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Big Mouth and Challenging the Dialogue of Consent

Big Mouth and Challenging the Dialogue of Consent

In the world of cartoons there is a myriad of options to choose from. However, they mainly fall into two categories, crude or kid-friendly. Big Mouth certainly falls under the former. The creators of and voices for Big Mouth, Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg brought […]

John Green and the gift of learning and empathy in TFIOS

John Green and the gift of learning and empathy in TFIOS

Literature Major At university, I studied English Literature and as you may assume, I happened upon my fair share of pretentiousness. For the most part, I could grit my teeth and think happy thoughts. Sometimes, however, it truly bothered me. “As long we don’t study […]

Pearl and Femininity in Steven Universe

Pearl and Femininity in Steven Universe

Steven Universe is unlike any other cartoon or ‘kids’ TV show. Femininity shines as a foundational pillar of the characters, music and animation. It’s also become a beacon for LGBTQ teens and young adults. There is so much going on in this show, it’s overwhelming. […]

The Knife of Never Letting Go and Rethinking Masculinity

The Knife of Never Letting Go and Rethinking Masculinity

*If you intend to read this fabulous novel in the future, perhaps leave this article for later* The Knife of Never Letting Go reshapes and grapples with preconceived ideas of masculinity in heroes. Young Adult fiction has tremendous power, shaping the minds of the younger […]

Do we free the nipple? That is the wrong question

Do we free the nipple? That is the wrong question

I recently hosted a pool party where I wore a one-piece swim suit. Yeah, I know what you must be thinking, how is this news, right? To me it was. It is. It’s news that the one-piece suit I wore covered everything an olympic swimsuit […]

Lána Global Fashion Launch Party

Lána Global Fashion Launch Party

Need a perfect outfit for your friend’s 21st? How about a work office party, or for Christmas Day? Don’t rush to the shops and purchase an overly priced dress that you’ll only wear for one weekend; instead, hire something that suits your style on Lana. […]

Hooray! It’s Todd: How Todd remains content

Hooray! It’s Todd: How Todd remains content

Todd Chavez finds true happiness in his life by living outside of – what I call – cultural simulation. We see this in how Todd comes out as asexual, his relationship with Bojack and his own self-awareness. The creators paint Todd throughout the show as […]

Interview with sustainable fashion queen, Edda Hamar

Interview with sustainable fashion queen, Edda Hamar

How has your own style altered throughout the years of working in fashion? When I started Undress Runways, I was wearing a lot of really colourful vintage. At the time I was still learning a lot about sustainable fashion and I definitely found that going […]

Hopefully Unusual 2018 New Years Resolutions

Hopefully Unusual 2018 New Years Resolutions

It’s late January, but hey? I was procrastinating. New Years Eve is upon us and it’s time to reflect and idly think about how we want to hopefully improve the coming year. There is a theme to this list: it’s a list about expanding our […]

2017 European Travels on a Budget

2017 European Travels on a Budget

After graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts last year, I decided to take a break from the city of Brisbane and explore Europe. In the early months of 2017, with the money I had saved from my incredibly lucrative employment as a […]