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Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Might as well face it

Lively discussions take place around the country every week on ethical non-monogamy, love addiction and how much sex is too much

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

There are no words

Finding solace and surprise around a family Scrabble board with a grandmother in decline

Image of Queensland police commissioner Katarina Carroll leaving a Brisbane hearing of the inquiry into Queensland Police responses to domestic and family violence, August 18, 2022. Image © Darren England / AAP Images

Criminalising coercive control isn’t the answer to DV

Police inaction on domestic violence won’t be solved by creating a new criminal offence

Image of Olgamary Savage and Angela Savage at Moruya Hospital, March 2020. Image supplied.


Hilary Mantel, my mother and me

How the British author’s ‘Wolf Hall’ trilogy became a family matter of life and death

Image of author J. G. Ballard, March 28, 1965. Image © Trinity Mirror / Mirrorpix / Alamy

Crash through

On writing, memory and J.G. Ballard’s “pram in the hall”

Demonstrating for reproductive rights at Hyde Park, Sydney, June 9, 2019

The fight to choose

As Roe v Wade is overturned in the United States, what are the threats to accessing abortion in Australia?

Illustration of a tree

The herbs and the bees

How does a new parent avoid passing on the conspiracy of silence about the big things in life?

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Birth rites

Why do some insist women should forgo pain relief in childbirth?

Image of Supermoon over Footscray. Image © Tim McCartney 2015

Lunar orbit

The strange paths taken by the mind when overwhelmed by fear

Image of artwork by Sarah Goffman

Ill-informed consent

How piecemeal relationship and sexuality education is failing our schoolchildren