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NAIDOC week 2021: Heal Country!

This week, 4 to 11 July, is NAIDOC Week. It is an annual occasion that celebrates and honours the history, culture, contribution, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.  

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The importance of taking breaks

Laptop and coffee cup

Mid-year exam time is coming up, and with it, all the expected stress, tears, and late-night snacks. But amidst all the chaos, don’t forget to develop a good study routine that includes breaks.

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A new book? How frightening

I love reading, I always have, but the problem I have with it is that I find it really difficult to leave the comfort and safety of teenage and young adult fiction. I find the romance of YA fiction to be idealistic and thrilling – the way characters are swept off their feet, the improbable meet-cutes, the aspirational promises they make to each other…I’m a huge softie, it’s true. I also love fantasy, but the adult fantasy is just so weird sometimes. Thankfully, I can always rely on good ol’ teenage fiction to bring me the joy of magic.

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A three step journey for the hard of hearing

May is a month that’s full of chronic illness/disability awareness, so it’s a busy month for me as I’ve collected chronic illnesses like Pokémon. It’s not that I’m not aware of my own disabilities, but like many others who struggle with their own realities from time to time, it can be hard to allow myself to think about it.

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A letter to my fellow neurodivergents...

I’m sorry if you’ve grown up hearing that you’re not doing your best, that you’re just not trying hard enough. I’m sorry if you’ve grown up teaching yourself that you had to push through discomfort only to realise you still can’t do all those things your peers could. I’m sorry if you grew up knowing you were so different from everyone around you, yet you weren’t cared for like you should have been.

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Overthinking and worrying

Anxiety spelt on woodblocks

I can find myself in a state of stress and anxiety at times and most of the time it is because of my over thinking.

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