In Conversation: Malaika Gilani

In Conversation: Malaika Gilani

In 2016 Malaika Gilani published her first poetry collection: Untold Journeys. She was seventeen. This year she has been a part of the global anthology, I Bared My Chest, comprising of 21 phenomenal women telling their stories. Recently I had the chance to interview this Melbourne-based poet and talk about inspiration, writing advice, and poetry. [...]

Interesting Facts About Each U.S. President, Part 2

Interesting Facts About Each U.S. President, Part 2

Theodore Roosevelt (1901 to 1909) Both Roosevelt’s first wife and mother died on the same day, which happened to be Valentine’s Day. He was shot just before a scheduled speech, but instead of seeking medical treatment, he went ahead with the speech. He started with the following statement: 'I don’t know whether you fully understand [...]

Don’t Fear The Essay: A Simple Guide to a Complex Form

Don’t Fear The Essay: A Simple Guide to a Complex Form

When I say I'm writing my thesis is on the Australian essay most people recoil in horror, usually muttering something along the lines of 'why would you do that to yourself?'. No doubt when they hear 'essay' they get flashbacks to assignments, rubrics, grading percentages and – perhaps most terrifying – bibliographies. This dreaded form [...]