“Is it cheating to realise, while dating a man, that you are also interested in women?”
“There has never been a more irritated description hurled at me than one denoting pretentiousness.”
I could never have imagined that I would date a person with a completely different cultural experience to me.
An anonymous money diary.
“I have the sensation that we are talking about the same things but in different languages …”
“The analogy of the ‘bubble’ tends to be employed to describe being sheltered and can be viewed as a negative thing. For me, however, it was an empowering experience.”
“I loved being able to tell people: ‘I’m going to study law at the Australian National University.’”
“I felt invisible and very in the spotlight all at once. I played that memory game in my head.”
“They stopped, scrunched up their noses, and my brother quickly said: ‘Girls can’t take their shirts off – only boys!’”
Four women reflection on their struggles with mental ill-health and offer up advice and insights.