Liveable For Some: Melbourne’s Unending Homelessness Crisis

What does it mean to be homeless? Some people call the streets or the city their home, travellers carry home in their backpacks, some people say they have no home. The word homeless carries implications of exclusion, yet it does not convey the dead end people living on the streets face. With no fixed address, … More Liveable For Some: Melbourne’s Unending Homelessness Crisis

No more soap for me

My favourite philosopher, Alan Watts, has an interesting idea that humans are not born into the world, they are born from the world. We are not manifested out of thin air into our mothers’ wombs; we are grown in the same way apples grow out of apple trees. Following this line of thought is the concept of oneness, unity … More No more soap for me

The only way to be free is to break your cage open

It’s hard to know who you really are. Down to the very core of yourself, words can’t be of any use. Trying to label or categorise yourself is like trying to squish and elephant into a shoe box – although I’ve never tried it, I can imagine it’s near impossible (never say never). The wordless … More The only way to be free is to break your cage open

The degenerate

At one month to twenty-three, I am a degenerate. The bottom rung of society’s ladder with my feet on the ground and my eyes looking upwards not to the ladder but to the sky. I have no money in my bank account and a bottle of two-dollar coins on my desk. All of my possessions … More The degenerate

I saw life

I knew what was happening. Instinctively, like a long-forgotten piano song that wells to my fingers when they stroke the white and black keys. This memory must lay deep within the homo sapien psyche, reaching back to when the earth was still new and threw tantrums, tears of lava bursting forth as a shuddering sob … More I saw life

Made in Bangladesh

  By Tulsi Morton.  Three years ago, in April 2013, an eight-storey building in Bangladesh called  Rana Plaza fell to the ground and killed more than 1,100 people. Whilst 2,500 people managed to escape death, many now have life-long disabilities. All were garment factory workers. The Rana Plaza tragedy became known as the biggest catastrophe … More Made in Bangladesh