One Billion Still Rising 

Remembering the two year anniversary since my part in the #OneBillionRising global campaign to end violence against women.  Violence in all its forms is unacceptable. Changing language, attitudes, behaviour and perceptions in which women are objectified and dismissed requires a whole of society approach. And men in particular need to drive this change.  By acknowledging the way male privilege fuels a culture that diminishes their role in perpetuating violent behaviours, we all lose.  Teach, model, [...]

2017-08-29T12:43:50+00:00 February 13th, 2016|

Vintage Vibes with Colour

Enjoyed a vintage styled shoot by @thefashionmarketau for @stellamagazine this afternoon at the Abbotsford Convent grounds in Melbourne. Under the creative direction of Natasha Jynel, styling by Tamara,  photography by Sebastian and makeup by Bianca, we maximised some artsy fun in the sun. Between backdrops of rustic doorways and sun flecked courtyards, and fuelled with Beyoncé beats and plenty of attitude, this shoot to celebrate Mothers Day was ridiculous fun! Loving these stunning clothes from [...]

2016-02-01T23:36:10+00:00 January 30th, 2016|

A Muslim, a Catholic and Jew walk into a radio station…

Discussing community crises, judgement and values with Kristine Keneally, Rabbi Zalman and me (in Tardis) on ABC RN this Christmas Eve morning, with host, Hamish McDonald.       From bad PM's, engagement fatigue and universal values of decency , we covered some scintillating ground during this program.  #melbourne @abcradionational   #ABC #RADIO

2015-12-24T07:45:02+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|

Getting It Write- Media Guide for Good Reason

In Brisbane today, I participated in Griffith University's 'Reporting Islam: best media practices' Roundtable, with various project stakeholders and team members. This project aims to create a learning model by way of an app, booklet and teaching resources. RI's core objective is to ensure fair and accurate reportage about Islam and Muslim issues in Australia for journalists.  Over the next year, this project is expected to execute delivery of these learning resources, overseen by an [...]

2017-08-29T12:43:51+00:00 October 12th, 2015|

Iranian film noire Subverting Cultural Hype

I enjoyed being in conversation with amazing writer and feminist commentator, Clementine Ford following a screening of 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' at the Speakeasy Cinema tonight.  Produced by Iranian filmmaker, AnaLily Amirpour, this cult classic, merged genres of Americana, punk, noire & spaghetti western at times. The central female protagonist subverted numerous stereotypes of gender and cultural norms, delivering a powerful, frightening yet awesome badass superhero.  The minimalist dialogue and stunning b&w [...]

2015-09-30T01:05:35+00:00 September 29th, 2015|

Angels on Point 

Angels crew today, with Channel 7's KylieGillies and editor, MelissaHoyer on set for Sunrise's 'Kochie's Angels'. From the serious (Syria refugee intake) to the sartorial (to jeggings or not to jeggings) there was some major breadth in gravitas.... #dontadjustyourscreen #kochiesangels #morningtv #sunrise     With Mel and Kylie         Sharing the green room with three ladies and six cats- from Sydney's Cat Cafe, in Newtown. Morning television, never a dull meowment!

2015-09-11T02:57:15+00:00 September 8th, 2015|

Populism versus Principle in the Humanitarian stakes

Tonight I was a guest on ABC's The Drum, providing commentary on the Syrian refugee crisis and Australia's government response in the last 24 hours. In summary, the racialised response to a humanitarian crisis was noted, as was the political expediency of proposed TPV's, without regard for the associated trauma these affect to already persecuted people. Let's wait and see what transpires following a compassionate response from Europe that is heartening beyond belief #realtalk #represent [...]

2015-09-07T13:52:35+00:00 September 7th, 2015|

A Lense on Gender: Women in Media

On the set of 'The F-Word' at Channel 31. A robust discussion of media representation of women with co panelists Naomi Chainey, Dana Alexander, Van Badham and Matt Rosner.We managed to cover the disproportionate percentage of females on screen and behind the scenes, cultural hegemony defining the status quo, the white male gaze,as well as the notable exceptions in tv and film that have celebrated strong female protagonists. Did you know:In 2013, women comprised 6% of [...]

2017-08-29T12:43:51+00:00 June 17th, 2015|