Edition nine, Vestige, is about encouraging the community to delve deeper into the small factors that have constructed their identity, to be curious about the world, and to critically examine how we understand the past.
Crossing into New Horizons
Escapism is not a new phenomenon; it’s been going on for as long as people have been telling stories. Through stories, it is possible to hold an entirely new world in your hands; and for a few harmless moments, jump into it, and escape the real one.
The Pleasure of Baking
I want to feel comfortable in the kitchen and have the ability to cook for others, without feeling like I’m submitting to anti-feminist gender stereotypes. Can society reach a stage where this act is classified as neither feminine nor shameful? Can women reclaim cooking without it becoming a troubling throwback to an age of inequality?
It Doesn’t Always Rain at Funerals
When someone dies, we do not always have to experience grief as sadness. We can appreciate and enjoy life through mourning the end of one.
#MeToo, #KuToo, and #MiTu: What Does the Movement Mean in My Country?
The rampant abuse of power by men in executive positions that #MeToo revealed, opened a new conversation about the intersection of gender and power.
Self-Care: The Serpent of the Mental Health Movement
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+.
The Broken Compass of Student Politics
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 WNBA: A Good News Story From 2020
The year 2020 turned the mundane, political.
Do Better, ANU
It’s time to step up and make tangible change, ANU. More needs to be done to keep us safe on campus.
The Birds, The Bees, and BDSM
Some wildly juicy stories emerged from the Fifty Shades phenomenon, saucy and embarrassing alike. But what really left me gasping, so to speak, was the lack of education, shared both by the author, E. L James, and my friends, about safe BDSM practices.