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?
Maggie Galehouse After living decades as a Hasidic Jew, Leah Lax started dreaming of a different life.
Rebecca Schatz "I remember what it feels like to be single, because it wasn't that long ago."
Susan Berg Susan Berg's life was torn apart when her family drowned in a boating accident. Here, she describes her slow journey back to happiness.
Rosemarie Milsom Jessica Rowe has endured a challenging childhood, personal setbacks and public humiliation. But she won't be kept down.
Benjamin Law I left my first day at the American Museum of Natural History with a grin on my face. But I also felt weirdly melancholy.
Carly Findlay "I learnt there was a wider world out there - and people were nicer than I'd experienced at school," writes Carly Findlay.
Maeve Marsden A shot at $250,000 and overnight fame isn't as lucrative as it seems.
Jo Hartley Jo Hartley can identify with Modern Family actress Ariel Winter's decision to have breast reduction surgery.
It gets better
Benjamin Law "My 'youth' years were my ugliest, an era in which I'd scan every room I entered and ask myself whether I had the worst acne in the room."
Julie Stevens* To see the grey area in drug addiction can be overwhelming. But that is what I ask here.
The joy of ageing
Dominique Browning This line is about to become my personal mantra, writes Dominique Browning.
Louisa Pritchard Louisa Pritchard is full of admiration that Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have helped to break the taboo surrounding the loss of a baby.
Jennifer Klinec "In Iran, there are women for fun and women for marriage. I was not in the latter category."
Claire Cohen When it comes to family hierarchy, we all have our set roles. Which is why I'd gladly change places with any younger sister.
Ruth Skilbeck Dissociative fugue is a rare psychological condition that causes people to forget who they are, their past life, where they come from, and their family.
Amy Middleton *From someone who's been there.
Jamie Brickhouse I was a proud gay man, but I hid a terrible shame. I came out slowly until I could do the unthinkable: Tell my dad.
Elizabeth King After almost four years of estrangement, I've let my older sister back into my life again.
Kasey Edwards A new study reveals the psychology behind the domestic work divide.
Carly Findlay Growing up, Lilith Black was the face of a large disability organisation. But the experience was ultimately damaging.
Hoa Pham "I have had two postnatal psychotic episodes. The first when my eldest child was six weeks old. And another after my second child was born."
Helene Young Helene Young has given up flying, but her heart still soars at the memory of her days as a pilot.
Best Friends Forever
Robyn Doreian and Erin O'Dwyer Why do some friendships endure? Robyn Doreian and Erin O'Dwyer talk to BFFs who have gone the distance.
Clem Bastow How the answer affects your happiness and self-worth.
Maeve Marsden "People are so conditioned to equate 'fat' with 'bad', they can't tell a woman she looks good without providing size-based commentary," writes Maeve Marsden.