Rosecrans Baldwin 12:15 AM How embracing boredom can make the world seem all the more appealing.
Jenna Price 37 years after meeting her mother-in-law, Jenna Price is now on the other side of the fence.
Rebecca Shaw We can't stop drunken men on the street being awful. But we can stop participating in the vicious fatphobic cycle.
Madeleine Dore And this is what happened.
Koraly Dimitriadis: "I am warm, shy and timid. Yet if someone pushes my vulnerability button, I can explode."
Dani Fleisher "At some point, I'd decided I couldn't be OK until he was. I wanted to nurture us both back to life."
Mark Dapin Child soldier-turned-Blacktown lawyer Deng Thiak Adut who touched hearts with his 2016 Australia Day address says derogatory comments by a law professor in 2005 inspired him to succeed.
Dom Knight Dom Knight reminisces about the band he never had, and the rock 'n' roll dreams unfulfilled.
Janice Mac Avoy "To the world, I am a lawyer who had an abortion, and, to myself, I am a lawyer because I had an abortion."
Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen What Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen's fluctuating weight has taught her about thin privilege.
Rebecca Varcoe Why does the prospect of women sharing a home always come with the same warning?
Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen As a teen, Giselle Nguyen took pride in not being a 'typical Asian'. That is, until she learns a heartbreaking truth.
Benjamin Law As far back as i can remember, my new year's resolution has been the same. "From now on, Benjamin, you're going to keep a diary!"
Amy Middleton For Amy Middleton, 2015 was a year of loss, death and grief. And with it, booze and chain-smoking became a daily ritual.
Priscilla Blossom Losing her daughter after a highly traumatic hospital birth left Priscilla Blossom open to anything that might result in a diferent outcome.
Living in exile
Huda Al-Marashi "We wept without a body, without a grave site to focus our attention," writes Huda Al-Marashi.
Saman Shad Why Saman Shad is tired of laughing off pronunciation failures of the lazy and insensitive.
Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen "My heritage shines brightly in my life and yet, I've never been to this place that holds all of my history."
Jenna Price "Occasionally, a Roman will hear me say ciao and immediately start speaking in perfect English."
Sian Jones "When people ask about the work I do, it can be difficult to capture it in just a few words."
Self Made Project
Amy McNeilage When Parker Blain began taking portraits of transgender men, the project was as much about his story as theirs.
Natalie Rose Corrigan What does disability look like? This might seem like an absurd question. But here's why it matters to me.
Claire Vaye Watkins Claire Vaye Watkins admits she used to want people to say 'she writes like a man', which in our culture means 'writes well'.
Heather L. Hughes "I've never had wedding fantasies, not even as a little girl playing dress-up."
Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen "With every new hookup, it became less difficult to relax. I became more confident, caring less about people's opinions."
Girls to Men
Billy-Joe Newington Billy-Joe Newington has become the first person in the world to have phalloplasty surgery filmed and broadcast.
Lisa Bryant "I used to be a writer, an advocate, a consultant, and a mother. Now I am just a mother... I'm the intensive care mum."
Paul Chai Is it true that men are bad at making, and keeping, their friends?
Amanda Hooton: "I've developed what I call a "displacement identifier". I know I'm anxious when I become convinced I'm suffering a terminal illness."
If you have a problem with the way anyone speaks – lisps, accents, impairments or general fabulousness – you're the one with a problem.
The story of my life with a violent crazy man, who hit me, nearly killed me, psychologically destroyed me and mentally drained me, is true and very real.
Laura James Until I was diagnosed with high-functioning autism this summer, I had spent my whole life feeling different.
Koraly Dimitriadis Home is where the heart is - but a broken heart is in even more need of a home, writes Koraly Dimitriadis.
Jenna Price Jenna Price: "I had absolutely no idea what it is I wanted to speak to my mother about. Just that I did."
Maeve Marsden Maeve Marsen goes beyond those well meaning "get a bikini, put it on your body" memes in her first instalment of this summer countdown.
Britni de la Cretaz I'm writing this from an idyllic setting that many people would call "heavenly."
Diane Horvath-Cosper Diane Horvath-Cosper says threats and violence are not the appropriate way to debate.
Benjamin Law At the end of the day I'm essentially a lump who rapidly hits buttons for eight hours straight.
Catherine Liddle "Connection to country is inherent, we are born to it, it is how we identify ourselves, it is our family, our laws, and our legacy."
Sian Prior Thirty years ago, I marched in Reclaim the Night rallies. But how far have things come since then?
Sian Prior Sian Prior is trying to reclaim the night, but fear keeps getting the better of her.
Sarah Vedomske Chronic illness has helped Sarah Vedomske to embrace life.
Carly Findlay Here's the thing about going viral: it also makes you feel out of control.
Young, handsome and insecure
Amanda Hooton Even the young and handsome have their insecurities - which only adds to their appeal.
Emma Jane This is a story about a surprise vagina-ectomy. It's also a story about an abnormal pap smear.
Hannah Betts Dinner parties can often be a bore, but there are few things more tedious than being the lone renter at the table.
Benjamin Law My superpower is: I can make things disappear.
Jenna Price If you appreciate the people who look after you – in any way – let them know.
Melanie Maizels Hysterectomy. Mastectomy. Mammogram. These are words that have never been part of my daily vocabulary until now.
Andrea Catherwood I was in my 20s, and I thought it was the perfect symbol of my time in Asia. You know how the rest goes.
Ruby Hamad Rule number one of 'brag thread': Brag must be directly about you. None of this deflection B.S.
Benjamin Law It's so disorientating visiting your old high school as an adult. But it can also be a pleasant surprise.
Lonnae O'Neal Sometimes we lie about what we want because we don't know whether we have what it takes to get it.
Chelsea Brunckhorst It started with period pains. Not the kind you mask with a false smile and pop of Panadol, but the sort that leaves you in a crying mess on the floor.
Benjamin Law By the end of the day, I'd learnt a lot, but also felt embarrassed by how little I'd known about my own country's First People.
Carly Findlay Much to some well-meaning folks' surprise, constantly being mistaken for someone else can be tiring.
Bitchy resting face
Clem Bastow Should you correct your 'resting bitch face' or celebrate it?
Frank Bruni The one thing guaranteed to make you bond with friends and family.
Jenna Price Anyone who has ever experienced racism will know how terrifying Border Force's Operation Fortitude could be.
Ruth Tam We are increasingly interested where are food comes from. Surely, that should extend to a meal's cultural roots, right?