In February 2012 I faced an impossible choice: watch the Sydney International Women’s Day March, an institution of local feminist history and activism, die from neglect, or step up and organise it by myself. It was very short notice. The people who had run the march very well the previous year, a Sydney feminist collective,Continue reading “Don’t let IWD die”
I’ve always been very proud of my Norwegian background, and lately I’ve been learning, speaking, cooking, reading and watching Norwegian whenever I can. I’m not much of a fan of Nordic Noir, so I’ve had to dig a little. Here are some of my favourites, all of which are available to watch in Australia atContinue reading “Five Norwegian shows you can stream in Australia right nå”
Giving breastfeeding mums and kids a hard time on your show is not only a low act, but it’s a dangerous one. It encourages public harassment and discrimination against women.
The Bell in the Lake (Hachette, 2019, trans. Deborah Dawkin) is the latest novel from acclaimed Norwegian author Lars Mytting. The story is set in rural Norway in 1880, which lags about fifty years behind the cities of Europe with their electric lights and medicine, and which is also suffering both a population boom andContinue reading “Review | The Bell in the Lake (Lars Mytting)”
Glitter isn’t just really bad for marine life, it’s a massive pain in the arse.