Finding A Safe Space

I love UC, I really do. But as a closeted trans man, it’s hard to get the energy to go to university when almost everyone thinks you’re somebody you’re not. No, Simon Blackwood is not my ‘real’ name, it’s a pseudonym, as I would rather not divulge my name in this article for my own anonymity. I don’t want people to figure out who I really am, for my own safety. 

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So You’ve Decided to Be Gay

Congratulations on your Big Life Decision. Not everyone has what it takes to pack up and leave the familiar awfulness of heterosexual sex and dating, to step into the unknown awfulness of queer sex and dating. But you? You’re special. You’re taking those first steps into a world you’ve only seen through gorgeous women on Instagram and aesthetic Tumblr posts.  […]

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Miss-Treated

When some, or all, of the symptoms you are experiencing are not being taken seriously by doctors, the quality of the healthcare you are receiving is undoubtably declining. For women all around the world, including right here in Australia, this is the reality. It’s known as the pain gap.

Ebony explores the grim reality of healthcare for women with chronic health conditions in Australia.

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A Perfect Emptiness

Childhood summers full of gap-toothed grins,   full up bellies and orange juice dripping down our chins.  Afternoons spent playing ‘til the sun dropped low,  as kids, fun and games are all we know.   Then, winter seeps into our sky, scaring away the sun.   The cold ice there to signify the age of innocence now done.   Shrugged on, like […]

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