To have or not to have: Sheila Heti’s ‘Motherhood’ and Jacqueline Rose’s ‘Mothers’

Heti’s novel asks if a woman should have a child; Rose’s nonfiction considers how society treats her if she does

The death doula

Annie Whitlocke is helping to break the silence around grief and dying

How to speak ‘farm’

Warning: grubby work comes with grubby language

The amazing true story of a sex ed outrage

Why did a children’s book published three years ago suddenly go viral?

Take the cake

One baker’s verdict on the marriage survey result

Home truths

Ah Gong and Ah Mah move into a culturally diverse aged-care facility

A travesty of process

The same-sex marriage survey sets a dangerous precedent

True love in Nauru

Two gay refugees face an unwelcoming community and an uncertain future

A beautiful chaos

The Artful Dodgers Studios is a haven for young artists and musicians

Back to where I came from

A trip to Iran brings a senator face to face with the life that could have been