I’m very proud that two of my poems, ‘Spanish Steps’ and ‘Big Burn’, have been published in the Rochford Street Review (issue 28). … More I’m published in issue 28 of the RSR
We’re in COVID-19 lockdown. On day 6 (is it? I think so) here are some things we’ve learnt so far. … More 12 lessons I’ve learnt so far from COVID-19 isolation
Lapse (Text Publishing, 2019) is set in the sleepy country town of Katinga, where protagonist Clementine Jones is coaching the local AFL team while she wrestles with some dark, dark secrets from her shady past. … More Book Review | Lapse (Sarah Thornton)
In February 2012 I faced an impossible choice: watch the Sydney International Women’s Day March, an institution of local feminist history and activism, die from neglect, or step up and organise it by myself. It was very short notice. The people who had run the march very well the previous year, a Sydney feminist collective, … More Don’t let IWD die
I’ve always been very proud of my Norwegian background, and lately I’ve been learning, speaking, cooking, reading and watching Norwegian whenever I can. I’m not much of a fan of Nordic Noir, so I’ve had to dig a little. Here are some of my favourites, all of which are available to watch in Australia at … More Five Norwegian shows you can stream in Australia right nå
Giving breastfeeding mums and kids a hard time on your show is not only a low act, but it’s a dangerous one. It encourages public harassment and discrimination against women. … More Earth to “Moonman” | An open letter to Lawrence Mooney
The Bell in the Lake (Hachette, 2019, trans. Deborah Dawkin) is the latest novel from acclaimed Norwegian author Lars Mytting. The story is set in rural Norway in 1880, which lags about fifty years behind the cities of Europe with their electric lights and medicine, and which is also suffering both a population boom and … More Review | The Bell in the Lake (Lars Mytting)
Glitter isn’t just really bad for marine life, it’s a massive pain in the arse. … More Why the hell are we still giving kids glitter?
I generally try to avoid showing my kids overly gendered, patriarchal rubbish in films and tv shows that are aimed towards little kids, particularly little girls. But then I came across this one. Summary: An otherwise promising film about a girl who pursues her interests, pushes back against bullies, works really hard, wins a fierce … More Review | Ballerina (Netflix) – Rated P for Patriarchy
It’s school holidays, so prepare yourself for an avalanche of experts expressing their concern about mothers drinking wine! A few days before holidays officially began, as I dragged my kids away from yet another kids carousel that I “didn’t have coins for” (they have PayPass now but I’ll never give in, NEVER!), I came across … More Uh, hands off my mummy wine.