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Back to Back

Here’s a feature I just published in The Saturday Paper, about the theatre company Back to Back. https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/2016/10/01/behind-the-scenes-with-back-back-theatre/14752440003793

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Violence against women… and sex workers. Hang on. Aren’t sex workers women too?

I just got sent a Vimeo link to a speech I made late last year as part of a debate, Can the Media Prevent Violence Against Women? It was held in Frankston under the auspices of WHISE as part of … Continue reading

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Er, I am pathetic at keeping this blog going. *tumbleweeds*, as we used to say back in 2003 when I was an EARLY ADOPTER OF BLOGS AND NO ONE KNEW WHAT THE WORD ‘BLOG’ MEANT. Anyway, these are some links … Continue reading

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Does my kid deserve a healthy world?

A few months ago I was invited to write a piece for Right Now, a human rights advocacy organisation here in Australia, on any topic I chose. I was originally thinking of eco-vs-human rights (mostly provoked by Tony Abbott’s “Coal … Continue reading

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Credo, aged 14

I’m unpacking my stuff in the new house and of course this means a lot of getting distracted by rummaging curiously through boxes that have been schlepped from house to house, bedroom to office to cupboard to shed to storage … Continue reading

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Writing is Grace

This post originally appeared on the website of Southerly, where I was guest blogging for a month. Thanks to them for permission to cross-post this and the previous three posts. Writing is Grace My fourth post – I had intended … Continue reading

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Reader’s Block

This post originally appeared in February 2013 on the website of Southerly, where I was guest blogging for a month. Reader’s Block Ironically it was tonight, a hot, smothering, still Melbourne summer’s night when it’s all I can do to … Continue reading

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Me on ‘Show and Tell’ site

I recently filmed a long interview with Katie ‘Monty’ Diamond and her team at ‘Show and Tell’, a new (woman-oriented?) site with media and fora and so forth. They asked me about sex work, my life, sexuality, hooker tips in … Continue reading

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Holding Yourself by the Throat

This piece originally appeared as a post on the Southerly website, where I was guest blogging for Feb 2013.   I just heard Richard Ford tell Margaret Throsby on ABC-FM that, in writing, what writers do is make themselves smarter … Continue reading

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Moving Books

This piece originally appeared as a post on the Southerly website, where I was guest blogging for Feb 2013.   This post is a little late: the dilatoriness due not to lack of enthusiasm but the fact that I am … Continue reading

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