Bury me in an egg under a tree

Headstones, tombs, coffins, and cemeteries are so passé. Soon burial grounds could be replaced with forests thanks to organic burial pods designed in Italy. Forget the coffin, bury me in an…
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Artist James Nguyen examines intergenerational memory in Exit Strategies

"It's too nice" he says as I stare at a video of a raw chicken being ironed. I glance at the next screen to see a man licking a large…
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Why I love my body more since giving birth

Before I had a child, before the idea of a child was even conceived in my mind, my body and I were at war. It never looked the way I wanted…
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Through walls of stone under open sky

About ten years ago I boxed up or sold all my belongings, packed myself just one bag, and caught a train to Halls Gap with the intention to walk through…
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The Dream Children

New Australian film The Dream Children tackles topics of same-sex marriage and adoption rights. Now showing at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, the film had its world premiere recently and was…
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My Godless Ritual

I'd never been part of a formal ceremony before. I wasn't baptised, bat mitzvah-ed, or confirmed. I skipped my graduation night. I've never been married and no one has ever…
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Interview on Channel 31

That's right, baby, I've hit the big time! Channel 31. Okay, okay, I'm being facetious. For those of you outside Australia, Channel 31 is a community-run television station. Anyone can…
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Bike Hate in Melbourne

I've owned my own bicycle for just over a year now. A vintage model, European style, made for travel rather than speed, with a wicker basket on front. I bought…
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Melbourne WebFest and the rise of the web series

The web series: it's a relatively new format of film-making born from the rise of digital technology. Around since the 1990s (remember the bizarreness of early flash animation web series…
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