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Features

May 8, 2016

On a Saturday evening in January 2012, Adriana Buccianti was at her home in Melbourne when she received a phone call. It was from her son Daniel, who was at a music festival. “Mum, I have taken some very bad acid and everything is very odd here.” The next morning she received another phone call: […]

May 8, 2016

We made feature writer Finn spend four hours in that modern day hell hole—though once a world of pleasure and indulgence—a video game arcade. Here is the result.   In a concrete storage bunker tucked deep beneath commercial Wellington, a single uniformed employee patiently waits behind a counter. It’s quiet for now. Actually it’s not […]

May 1, 2016

Madeleine shares her story of experiencing and enduring extreme bodily pain. The piece describes the details of a car crash which may be triggering to some people.   On the 18th of December I was in a high-speed car accident at the T intersection where state highway four meets state highway three near Te Kuiti. […]

May 1, 2016

Three women share their story of living with endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome.   For all the strides that medicine has taken, the patriarchal bend has led to an absence of studies on women’s bodies. This has resulted in a lack of understanding for many conditions and diseases that women suffer. Endometriosis (endo) and polycystic […]

May 1, 2016

Pain isn’t always visible, it’s often a deep, invisible sensation. In this piece Tim shares his experience of depression, his story is one that is individual and also universal, and he shares an honest portrayal of his experience. The piece includes several graphic descriptions which may be triggering to some people, and discussion of suicide. […]

April 17, 2016

Jimi Hunt is a mental health advocate, speaker, author, adventure seeker, and co-founder of the Live More Awesome charity. Having recently released his second book—A Guide To Live More Awesome, Kate Robertson caught up with Jimi to talk about some real worthy of your time shit.   K: How did Live More Awesome come to […]

April 17, 2016

The adult entertainment industry has a long history of stigmatisation and marginality. At school, we were never informed that this could be a potentially viable line of work, or even that people can choose this line of work. Instead we’re encouraged to look at people who work in this industry askance, with sympathy, or disgust. […]

April 17, 2016

When a relationship ends, there are always unanswered questions. Clear communication upon a breakup is a popular way to prevent prolonged wondering over what-ifs. Another way is to wait years and years and then interview them: DREW is currently in Ica, Peru, posing as a medical student. SHARON is currently in Wellington, New Zealand, posing […]

April 17, 2016

For Carlos Anchieta, Christmas of 2015 was not spent around a decorated plastic tree with presents, good food, and family. It was spent in the only totalitarian state in the world, surrounded by anti-imperialist propaganda and murals of a tyrannical family. Carlos, who is originally from Niteroi in Brazil, is a third year International Relations […]

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