Father’s Day (CW – suicide)

Father’s Day has always been a hard one. It’s 40 years since he died and this is the first FD since my mother’s suicide. My girlfriend is off working with my son and her daughter, so I’ve been left alone with my thoughts. And my grief. I haven’t busted my father’s grave since covid began.…More

No filter – unlearning self censorship

Today is 40 years since my father died from alcoholism and 295 days since my mother died, suspected to have taken her own life. I’ve found it particularly hard to speak lately, in words and writing. But that got me thinking about how much I filter myself in general, particularly in this space. Studying writing…More

The Morrison Government’s cover-up is increasing my suicide risk

The Morrison government claims to care about people at risk of suicide but from where I’m sitting it feels like they’re setting me up for a fall. I’m a sexual assault survivor and live with a high risk of taking my own life. Reading the news has become a dangerous activity. Every day the Morrison…More

Spin Busting – The experts Gladys is ignoring

This episode cuts through the power web between NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the billionaire funders of the Liberal National Coalition, and shows how the ‘expert opinions’ feeding into decisions are being shaped by this entanglement of money and corruption. More