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Review of LifeCycle smart phone application

July 10, 2017

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Usually, I’m not one to reflect on my life activities- I’m too busy just living through them! Just like most of the world, if I’m going to adapt a new habit, I need a simple routine and structure to follow. I need to see a purpose and a reward factor. With this Health and Fitness […]

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST REVIEW

April 5, 2017

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Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a young, well-read French maiden who manages to thaw the heart of a selfish Prince. The Classic ‘Tale as Old as Time’ Song For all the new songs that infuse unnecessary cheesiness in the narrative, this song redeems the flashy, confused aural soundscape of the film. The […]

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ACCIO FEMINISM

February 27, 2017

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Some amazing displays and feats of equality for all genders from the characters we love and even those we love to hate Warning: Contains Book and Movie Spoilers 1. Strong women in combat! Nothing is as badass as our dear Professor McGonagall taking on Death Eaters in her own right! As the infamous Battle of […]

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THE ESSENTIALS OF LGBTI INCLUSION AND SUPPORT

January 13, 2017

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I’m sitting with Ashleigh* and Jamie*, with whom I have shared colourful friendships. They are both in high school: Ashleigh is 18 years old, and Jamie is 15 years old, and they both identify as genderqueer: more specifically, bisexual and biromantic. I decide to focus our discussion primarily on how subtle homophobic discrimination, verbal and […]

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HOW THE STRONG FEMALE LEAD CAN BE STRONGER

January 13, 2017

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The ‘Strong Female Lead’ has now become a genre in its own right. And it should be. It’s about time we enjoy the joys and spoils of writing, directing, and portraying female protagonists. The genre comprises of any film or TV show that has at least one or more female protagonists who are given significant […]

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FANTASTIC BEASTS – SNAPPY JAWS AND SWANKY AMERICAN ACCENTS

December 12, 2016

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I had high expectations Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them directed by David Yates who is a veteran director of the Harry Potter productions. I wanted this film to become another cornerstone of my childhood. It starts with Newt Scamander visits 1920s New York City on a mission for some of many hundreds of […]

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HEADSPACE

December 1, 2016

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The Greensborough Headspace headquarters is tucked away on the promenade near the WaterMarc centre. I’m greeted by the Headspace Greensborough’s Community Engagement Practitioner, Liz Wyndham. We enter an open, sunlit room filled enough colourful cushions to please any Melbourne hipster.  The positive vibe this place has is mind-blowing. We chat about mental health, stigma, and […]

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THE KARDASHIAN MENTALITY

May 16, 2016

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I’ll admit this much: I’ve never watched an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. I’ve seen promos, images, read reviews, heard recaps- but I’ve never watched a full episode from start to finish. Mainly because the only way I’d be able to access it is by streaming it via a seedy website- and my […]

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