I finally know what mandatory quarantine feels like. I had taken a test for COVID-19 last Friday and my negative result didn’t come back until Monday. Which meant I was stuck at home all weekend. Of course, I wouldn’t call … Continue reading Three Things I Miss Most During This Pandemic
What’s more important: going to work sick and hoping they make a bit more money OR preventing unwanted deaths of your relatives, friends and local community members? It’s not a hard choice. And yet, some people think it is… Let’s … Continue reading It’s Okay To Burden Your Workplace and Self-Isolate
You could be if you don’t wear a mask… As a gay man, it’s recommended that I regularly get tested for STIs. On top of this, I should slip on a condom if I’m going all the way and ask … Continue reading Wanna Be The Cause Of Someone’s Death?
I cannot remember the last time I gave a hug. And that’s coming from someone who regularly greets with a warm embrace. So now I have to suffice with an elbow or footsie, and doesn’t that sound depressing… The fact … Continue reading Humans Are Not Designed To Physically Distance
COVID-19 has been in Australia since February, but until now most of the cases were those returning from overseas. It began in Victoria with a few clusters, and now the state is in lockdown again. But regardless of that, COVID-19 … Continue reading Why I’ve Bought A Mask
Media representation is a powerful tool in normalising minorities into mainstream society. The first time I saw myself represented on screen was quite surreal. Although the circumstances were a little difficult at the time. At 11 pm, on certain weeknights, … Continue reading Media Representation: A Gay Man’s Perspective
Have you ever wondered why the queer community isn’t whining about Black Lives Matter taking over Pride Month? The fact is, we’ve already got so much awareness about LGBTQI+ life. And much of the systematic injustices over being gay or … Continue reading The Queer Community Should Stand With Black Lives Matter
I still remember the quote as if it was yesterday. There I was, standing amongst a 40,000-strong rally at the tail end of the Marriage Equality Postal Survey. We were all engaged with the speaker who stood atop a makeshift … Continue reading Why Aren’t We Listening?
No group will ever take to the streets and burn things up for no reason. They always need a cause. And the ones happening across the US right now are no different. Nearly everyone has heard of the name George … Continue reading What Are These US Protests Really About?
We’ve started Reconciliation Week with a bang! And not the good kind… Anglo-Australian multinational corporation Rio Tinto has destroyed a 46,000-year-old sacred Aboriginal site in Western Australia this week. To be precise, they detonated charges to loosen up land that … Continue reading Australia, Are We Really Reconciling?
Money makes you think too much. It distracts you from what really matters. That elusive insight. And look, a paycheck is wonderful. Money for an upcoming holiday. Flashy new clothes. The rent. But that’s all superficial. And writing is anything … Continue reading I Don’t Wanna Write For The Money
We don’t read what we share. For so long I’ve wondered why I’ve been so resilient about the media industry. And then it hit me: Meme culture is to blame. We treat media posts like a meme, reading the headline … Continue reading Why Conspiracy Theories Are Thriving In The Digital Age