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Trauma memoirs

Can we not shame women for writing about their trauma?

Writing about trauma can be healing for the writer and helpful to her audience, writes Anna Spargo-Ryan.

Chasing Asylum

'I want Shorten and Turnbull to see the film': Eva Orner on her doco, 'Chasing Asylum'

The Academy Award-winning filmmaker's documentary on the harrowing treatment of asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island is important viewing - especially for our politicians, she says.

Loser generation

My theory for why we're losing things more often

The more we submit to the demands of connectivity, the less we can pay attention to everything else - including our belongings, writes Jenna Price.

Going viral

This teen's tweet about secretly taking his ...

"My parents told me I couldn't go to prom because I wanted to go with my boyfriend so I had to go behind their backs."

Patrick Lenton

Why I’m uncomfortable with male friendship

Patrick Lenton explains why he has always felt a kind of quivering caution around men.

Facebook fat-shaming

Facebook rejected a feminist group's body positive ...

The image they used of plus-size model Tess Holliday was deemed "undesirable" and would apparently make viewers "feel bad about themselves."

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