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Aside from the tremendous fun to be had, research shows some serious physical and mental benefits of free play in nature.
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Women dominate the arts industry and make up the majority of audiences, so why are so few represented in leadership roles as directors and choreographers?
"It’s never easy to perform. It has not gotten easier on the stage."
In the wake of Eurydice Dixon's rape and murder many have argued men are being unfairly demonised - an expert tells us why that attitude is wrong.
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As Hong Kong moves to ban LGBTIQ+ themed titles from public libraries, we asked Australian author Jo Hirst to share some of her favourite children's books.
"We are having a break through with this…I’m so excited."
Every time I see an MP on TV saying Australians are saying this or that about refugees, I think, who are they? Where do they live? Is there another Australia than...

Culture

A look at the way in which we live.

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Women dominate the arts industry and make up the majority of audiences, so why are so few represented in leadership roles as directors and choreographers?
The Carters have released their joint album and we have many thoughts.
“You strip away the makeup, the costumes, and everything you know about Janelle Monáe the artist, and I’m still the African-American, queer woman who grew up with...
"Every Jason Mraz song is officially a bi anthem now."
The fashion designer says his sales have tripled since including plus sizes.
There are, in other words, two types of people in this world: the ones who can handle horror movies enough to actually go see them, and the ones doomed to a...
As the politics of #MeToo brings harassment on the public agenda - how do we define the terms?

Opinion

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

Men's violence against women from marginalised groups continues to receive a fraction of the media coverage and public indignation it deserves.
To design safer cities for women, city planners must listen to their stories.
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...

Sexuality

Celebrating the diversity of sexuality in Australia and its multicultural communities.

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Construction on the crossing will start in October and is expected to take three months.
Not all allies wear rainbow capes (but some really do).
The Emerging Writers’ Festival runs from June 19 - 29. The Queer Icons Party is at Alpha60 Chapter House on Saturday June 23.
The diversely talented transgender advocate CN Lester talks patriarchy, staying sane, and the manifesto of “don’t be an arsehole”.
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As Hong Kong moves to ban LGBTIQ+ themed titles from public libraries, we asked Australian author Jo Hirst to share some of her favourite children's books.

Refugee stories

How do migrants and refugees adjust to life in Australia?

Every time I see an MP on TV saying Australians are saying this or that about refugees, I think, who are they? Where do they live? Is there another Australia than the...
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...
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.
Across the road from Springvale train station, about 20 kilometres southeast of Melbourne’s CBD, there is an unmarked café—the Rohingya Bazaar.
Yoko Nakazawa, 41, came to Melbourne from Tokyo to be with her Australian husband. She struggled to fit in - but forging a positive role in her new country meant...
Chef Cindy Chen says it was her father's passion for food that helped her family survive life in a Thai refugee camp after fleeing Pol Pot's Cambodia. Now she's...

Health

 

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

"We are having a break through with this…I’m so excited."
"Humour is our best tool to get through our pain, and to get ‘over’ ourselves."
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.

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...
My relationships are the space where I don’t have to be anything — no filters, no pithy captions, no hot takes, no ambition to perform or please. It’s...
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.

Family

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

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As Hong Kong moves to ban LGBTIQ+ themed titles from public libraries, we asked Australian author Jo Hirst to share some of her favourite children's books.
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Aside from the tremendous fun to be had, research shows some serious physical and mental benefits of free play in nature.
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.

The Handmaid's Tale

Catch up with seasons 1 and 2 on SBS On Demand.

For black people these stories do not have to be imagined as a dystopian future.
Margaret Atwood and her crimson handmaids are having a big moment in popular culture and politics.
We’re a long way from Gilead, but pollution can hurt fertility.
Move over, pink pussy hats. There’s a new feminist protest outfit in town.
The harrowing scenes from Gilead may leave me reeling, but I still tune in each week.

Who Do You Think You Are

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“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.

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