As an asexual activist and a sexual assault survivor-advocate, my personal interest in the curriculum lies in its guidelines on Sex Education. What are teenagers and pre-teens being taught about asexuality, as well as other queer* identities?
The Histories of Our Tomorrow
The historical narratives that we are typically fed in educational and mainstream spaces often prioritise white history and white culture. Where is the ‘other’ side of history?
The Case for a New Sex Ed Curriculum
The nervous stranger, observed by 280 eyes, shuffles her feet uncomfortably and begins. “So… let’s talk about sex,” she mumbles.
Indigenous Scholarships – Why George Floyd’s Death Is Intrinsically Linked to First Nations Kids Getting the Education They Deserve: An Interview with Teela Reid
“Whilst scholarships within educational institutions have existed for over nearly 50 years, there is still an overwhelming feeling that these programs are often ignorant to the Indigenous experience and leave behind those unable to ‘adapt’.” An interview about the intricacies of scholarships offered to First Nations people, featuring Teela Reid.
Girl Meets Physics
“Popular culture would have you believe that to study science, let alone physics, you must possess a specific set of character traits. For the most part, these stereotypes mean the ideal prospective science student is anti-social, computer-like and nerdish beyond comprehension.”
Whose Privilege? On Interviews and Intersectionality
In this interview, Edwina sits down with, well, herself, to reflect on things, life and the universe.
(Wo)Man in the Moon
“In the tale of the Man in the Moon, we see evidence of the deeply-rooted prejudice held against women in the field of astronomy.”
Dating as a Foreigner in Australia
I could never have imagined that I would date a person with a completely different cultural experience to me.
Changing the Culture of Gender at ANU
Sexual harassment, assault and misogyny are not shocking for me as they are for Professor Schmidt.
Dropping My Law Degree: A Journey to Sanity
“I loved being able to tell people: ‘I’m going to study law at the Australian National University.’”