Celina Ribeiro


Celina Ribeiro
Celina Ribeiro is a journalist based in London, where she co-edits a small magazine. She has written for the New Statesman, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age and New Matilda



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She is somewhere

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CDs are stacked high like Jenga next to open, highlighted textbooks. Clothes are shoved into a blue laminex wardrobe the last student tenant left behind. Buckets of belts, earrings and necklaces are squashed beside a pile of dirty clothes. She is somewhere …

Drought essay: Orange, NSW

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“I’m going to die,” pants Jess Wright. “Good,” says Mrs Jennings. “Do it quietly.” It is a cold Friday night in central-western New South Wales. The Kinross Wolaroi School indoor pool is the makeshift home of the Orange Icebreakers swim …

Board shorts on Sunday

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Rebecca Smith, 16, broke curfew. She knew she was going to be late and she knew her mother, Janelle, would be sitting at home waiting. She knew her mother would not understand. She didn’t care. She stayed at her church youth group until the last prayer. …



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