My moonstone ring was bought when I was soul searching and needed balance, and my necklace was a gift from a dear friend which reminds me that we are all connected. My tattoo was also born out of my love, my femininity, my beliefs—it is an unfinished body, an unfinished writing of culture.
It was puzzling. Even as I read other works of fiction and academic writing, ‘The Coconut Children’ stood out even more to me. I began to see that my obsession for the book came from a need to continuously re-experience the narrative, because it was the first book in mainstream Australian fiction I had read where I could see myself and my history being reflected.
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“I had just sat through three movies where Sam had followed Frodo across Middle Earth on a perilous journey, and it seemed obvious to me that after everything they’d been through they would get married … How could the story now veer wildly off course and have Samwise marry a girl from the Shire?”
“Many viewers found it hard to reconcile what seemed to be two incompatible notions: being on The Bachelor … and being in a relationship with a woman.”
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“In the lead up to the release of Black Panther there was a general apprehension within POC communities that is difficult to describe.”
“My appreciation of you steadily declined as you ascended and established your new persona and fame …”
“Self-deprecation is a broader and more complex issue than that of the simple humblebrag.”
“I want to break down the art of the insult so that we can tastefully insult people without it being at the expense of any particular gender.”