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"Humour is our best tool to get through our pain, and to get ‘over’ ourselves."
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"I feel galvanised to speak up and stand up for equal rights."
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I had to leave my piano in Syria and I haven’t played since we left. My sister plays guitar though, and she took her guitar to Lebanon and then Sydney. My friends...
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To design safer cities for women, city planners must listen to their stories.
The fashion designer says his sales have tripled since including plus sizes.
Najeeba was 10 when she and her family escaped the Taliban in her home country of Afghanistan. With a heavily pregnant mother, the family lived in fear as a...
Lord Ivar Mountbatten's ex-wife will walk him down the aisle.

Culture

A look at the way in which we live.

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"Every Jason Mraz song is officially a bi anthem now."
The fashion designer says his sales have tripled since including plus sizes.
Not all allies wear rainbow capes (but some really do).
As the politics of #MeToo brings harassment on the public agenda - how do we define the terms?
We all experience pleasure differently. While some may get a greater hit of dopamine from buying a new handbag, others may get it from placing a bet.
Dance is a tool for storytelling, and it should matter to us whose stories are being told on our stages.
My fake surname gave me the reassurance that I had an equal chance at a role.

Opinion

The latest commentary on what's going on in our world. 

Why is white Australia still peddling this primitive, backwards, blatantly racist activity?
As the #MeToo movement continues to embolden people to speak out against harassment, we have to find better ways to respond.
"Not only are so many of us denied the few rights the Fair Work people uphold, but we are unable to uphold that very human right of having some clue about what we...
Roland-Garros won't be the same without her.
Natalie Joyce has maintained a dignified silence, no matter how many media outlets want her side of the story.

Health

 

Beyond studies and research, we examine how our health impacts the rest of our lives.  

The yawning reflex is ancient and triggered from everything from empathy and stress to the release of feel good chemicals.
The suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain shocked and saddened many. And the news was disturbing. Why is it so hard to know who might die from suicide?
"Wherever I try to look, there’s a blinding brightness. It’s followed with nausea, crippling feelings of sadness, and extreme pain that seems to come from the...
There’s no sense of time on Ikaria. It felt a bit magical. I went to the island hoping that I would lose track of time – and I did.
Irish women share their emotional, sometimes-mixed thoughts on what repealing abortion laws would mean for them and their country.
Why has the burden of family planning remained firmly on the shoulders of women?
As parents, we need to trust our instincts and understand not every child’s relationship with food is an easy one.

Relationships

Let's talk about it all: from love and dating to divorce and estrangement (and everything in between).

"My sexuality is not a byproduct of my past relationships with men, who I have loved, but rather a part of myself I was born with and love deeply."
I think of the ‘opposites sketch’ on You Can’t Do That On Television. They reverse the roles – in one sketch the kid really wants to go to school but his mum...
Romance fraud offenders are highly skilled individuals who use every means possible to deceive, manipulate and exploit victims.
Few women are even aware that provisions for assistance exist, let alone how to access them.
Move over Marie Kondo. The real self-help phenomenon in Japan is a book by writer Fumitake Koga and philosopher Ichiro Kishimi.
For certain people, holding a position of power can unleash their inner narcissist.
"This is much more than just a bad date."

Family

Parenting for modern families: new rules for a new age.

A specific type of parental grief.
If my daughters know how to handle themselves, I’m sending them out into the wilderness with a weapon in their arsenal.
'I think people have to talk about it more.'
“Of course there is a lot of 'blessed be the fruit' jokes.”
Parenthood penalises all women, particularly those who are on high incomes, and sets them on a trajectory of lower lifetime earnings relative to their male peers.
Is western parenting advice culturally biased?
Having kids after 40 can ease some pressures of parenting—but only for women who can afford to wait.

Who Do You Think You Are

Join the conversation #wdytya

“I had been reluctant to expose myself in that quite personal way, but I’m so glad I did."
Genealogy is now the second most visited category of websites after pornography - where does our fascination with ancestry come from?
Genealogy hacks can help you break through brick walls and uncover your family history.
"These stories made me heave, horrified by their gruesome weight, but they have given me a deeper understanding and appreciation of this man I’ve known all my...
DNA testing might have shown she's "full" Maori, but New Zealand television presenter Oriini Kaipara says it's how you act, not what your DNA profile is, that...
It takes just seconds to send off a saliva swab to see where your DNA comes from, but family history research can uncover some real shocks, as Rachel Croucher...
Genetics can tell us many things, some of which we may not be prepared for.

Refugee stories

How do migrants and refugees adjust to life in Australia? Airing over four weeks, SBS drama Safe Harbour explores issues facing asylum seekers once they settle in Australia. 

 

All episodes will be available after broadcast anytime, anywhere, for free via SBS On Demand.

 

Join the conversation with #SafeHarbour.

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I had to leave my piano in Syria and I haven’t played since we left. My sister plays guitar though, and she took her guitar to Lebanon and then Sydney. My friends in...
Najeeba was 10 when she and her family escaped the Taliban in her home country of Afghanistan. With a heavily pregnant mother, the family lived in fear as a...
I’ll tell you a secret. I don’t care what other people say. I just do it. I just follow my dreams.
Not all visas are created equal: eight visa types from the platinum to the poor.
“If you start out thinking this is not going to happen, there’s no room in the industry for me, for people who look like me - that’s what what will continue. You...
Safe Harbour star Hazem Shammas' mum Melia shares the family's migrant journey as Palestinians refugees to Australia in 1975 and how proud she is of her actor son.
What stops migrant and refugee women getting the healthcare they need?

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