Tag Archives: Joely Mitchell

HOW TO ARGUE WITH A ‘MENINIST’

January 13, 2017

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Being a feminist can be exhausting. Not only do you have the massive responsibility of trying to achieve gender equality, but you’re constantly forced to defend the movement as if it’s so much to ask that men and women be treated equally. For a long time, feminism has been considered a bad word. The negative […]

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BANYULE 100 – AHMED HASSAN

January 13, 2017

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  “Whatever you do in life, you’ve got to give back to your community.” Those are the words of Ahmed Hassan, 20, one of the founders of Youth Activating Youth (YAY), an organisation that helps disadvantaged multicultural young people navigate their way through life. Ahmed says the organisation works to improve the employment, health, education, […]

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BANYULE 100 – LILY KINGBAWL

January 13, 2017

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Content note: this article discusses sexual assault and violence and may be confronting for some readers. ** When I first met Lily, she greeted me with a warm smile and shook my hand. She was mature and kind, and her positivity was contagious. I’d never have anticipated the journey she’d taken to be where she […]

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BANYULE 100 – KRISTY BRYANS

July 27, 2016

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Ever since she was young, Kristy Bryans knew she wanted to be an artist. Now 20-years-old, she’s beginning to fulfill that dream. However, she hasn’t got to where she is today without self doubt. “Since I was little, I always said that I wanted to be an artist when I grew up. I kind of […]

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BANYULE 100 – BEN SMITH

July 27, 2016

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Ben Smith’s motivation to volunteer is simple. “See a need, fill a need,” the 22-year-old says. Up to two times a week, Ben volunteers at Boots For All, a not-for-profit organisation that collects and distributes second-hand sporting equipment. “Boots For All is a sports recycling place, we gather used equipment that’s still in good condition, […]

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HOW TO LODGE YOUR TAX RETURN

July 27, 2016

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‘It’s that time of year again.’ I bet you’ve heard the above statement countless times in the past few weeks – on TV, social media, from friends and family, even from colleagues. ‘It’s tax time.’ But for many of us, it’s not that time of year again, it’s actually the first time we’ve ever had […]

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HOW CAN YOU HELP THE REFUGEE CRISIS?

July 13, 2016

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There wasn’t a dry eye in the room. Seriously – not one. The Banyule Council was lucky enough to host a talk by Omar Al-Kassab, a young Syrian refugee who now lives in Melbourne. Omar has become an advocate for refugees and, in collaboration with the Banyule Youth Services, has been visiting schools to share his […]

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BEAUTY IN ITS MANY FORMS

January 20, 2016

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Let’s embrace all body sizes and tell women they’re beautiful no matter what. The positive body image movement is excluding an underrepresented group of society, writes Joely Mitchell. Meet Emily. She’s 21-years-old and is studying a Bachelor of Science at university. She works part-time as a cashier and in her spare time enjoys cooking and […]

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