The sad irony is that the self-care movement initially began as a reaction to institutional shortcomings in the treatment of marginalised communities—women of colour and women who identify as LGBTQIA+.
What does holding ANUSA accountable for its responsibilities look like, with that accountability also fostering genuine empathy and appreciation for the work our representatives do? To what extent do we underestimate the burden placed on these individuals, or hold uncharitable perceptions of them?
The year 2020 turned the mundane, political.
I just failed to accept that reality strips you to the bone
Reconciling these histories with my own existence here in Australia is surreal. I suppose it’s the jarring feeling of real people being delegated to some overarching label; of complex societies and cultures being summarised in a term; of a set of conflicts defined to a time period.
It’s time to step up and make tangible change, ANU. More needs to be done to keep us safe on campus.
We all know that men seem to just have *the audacity*: a quality apparently inherent to the fabric of the straight-white-male biology.