Capeless Heroes For Iftar

Congratulations to Ambulance Victoria for hosting their third Iftar Dinner tonight, in Caroline Springs. The unmistakable community support for this organisation was matched by AV’s ongoing commitment to engagement and inclusion of Victoria’s diverse...

Making Whey!

Today I was invited to address the ‘Australian Chobani Women’ forum, for a session called ‘Make Way’.  This event was a call to women to: take action, forge a path when none existed and overcome challenges. This talk was part of a ‘A 12 month program’ inclusive...

Fasting in the Streets

Tonight’s Community Care Network (CCN) Iftar, occurring deep in Melbourne’s CBD, represented all things CCN, Ramadan and Melbourne, in one. Hundreds of supporters including volunteers, fronted to this city park venue to set up tables and endless amounts of food...

Writing Violence, Writing Change

Today I participated in the Feminist Writers Festival Panel, ‘Writing Violence, Writing Change’. My co-panelists included crime writer, Tara Moss and academic, Jess Gleason. We spoke to many issues concerning how writing about violence can effect systemic change, the...

Five Year Ted-iversary 

“Ssshhhh…its in the bag!”Happy TEDx anniversary ??! It’s been five years since delivering my TEDxMelbourne talk ‘Don’t Believe the Hype, Exceed it: The War Against Stereotypes’ The message remains. Don’t believe the hype,...