Graduated, Now What? The Post-University Blues…

Graduated, Now What? The Post-University Blues…

When I remember thinking three to four years was so far from my immediate future. It seems that before I knew it, graduation had come and gone. When I hear the word "graduate" or "graduation," I associate it with success, excitement, a period of transition, and most importantly, an overwhelming sense of fulfilment. I feel [...]

Review: The Cry (2018)

Review: The Cry (2018)

The Cry, a psychological thriller TV series originally broadcast in the UK last year, hit our television screens in early-February. It is also available on ABC iView. It tells the story of Joanna (Jenna Coleman) and Alistair (Ewen Leslie), young parents whose baby son disappears while they travelled from Scotland to Melbourne to reunite with [...]

Self-Publishing Your Poetry (or Other Writing-Related) Book

Self-Publishing Your Poetry (or Other Writing-Related) Book

Let’s be realistic here: the publishing market is tough. This can make the dream of holding your very own published book (that you’ve spent countless hours toiling over) in your hands a little…disheartening — but, hold on. Have you ever considered self-publishing before? Now, I know what you might be thinking: ‘Listen Leeza, that seems pretty [...]

Our Giddy Aunts: Queer Readings of Mentors in Children’s Fantasy Fiction

Our Giddy Aunts: Queer Readings of Mentors in Children’s Fantasy Fiction

With the recent revelation that Dumbledore, our favourite gay wizard, won’t be all that gay in the next Fantastic Beasts movie, I think it’s fair to say that the tide has finally turned; J. K. Rowling’s table-scrap representation is no longer enough. Readers are no longer satisfied with post publication declarations that an unaddressed, unimportant [...]

Ethical Media Consumption: Is it Just a Question of Conscience?

Ethical Media Consumption: Is it Just a Question of Conscience?

  It is likely that you have come into contact with media content involving some of the following people: Rolf Harris, Kevin Spacey, Woody Allen, Johnny Depp, or Harvey Weinstein. Even if you haven’t, you probably recognise their names. You might even realise why they’re in that list; all of them have been embroiled in [...]