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.
Dr Skye Saunders is Australia’s foremost expert on sexual harassment in rural communities.
“Some days, you just don’t feel that motivated. Some days you feel down, depressed even. Most days you are second-guessing yourself: your intelligence, your willpower, your originality, hell, even your speaking voice. You don’t often get feedback as you do in your undergraduate studies, so you often compare yourself to those around you.”
In this interview, Edwina sits down with, well, herself, to reflect on things, life and the universe.
“I am a sufferer of imposter syndrome and I wholeheartedly believe that the intersection of my age and gender has something to do with it.”
“In his essay, Law astutely tracks the maliciousness of The Australian’s attack on Safe Schools – a saga that he says amounts to a ‘beat-up’.”
“She tells her own daughters to try and search within themselves for what’s important; to not copy others or try to fit in, but instead, to embrace who they are.”