Love, Non-Monogamy and Vulnerability

Writer: Ella Salome   Emotional intensity and deep introspection are two qualities which seem to be inherently part of me. I thrive on relationships of all different kinds, I take energy from the people around me, and I like to connect with people on a level which perhaps doesn’t usually manifest itself so easily to…

Future Bay

Writer: Peter R Hancock Peter is studying a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing at VU Footscray Nicholson.

Bears: The Unsung Heroes of the Body Positive Movement

Writer: Jason Lie Image: That beautiful light: Fulsom Street Fair, San Francisco (2012). ©2012 torbakhopper, courtesy of flickr. While conversations about body image tend to focus on cis women, women who are assigned female at birth, the issue certainly affects a wider range of people. In 2015, clothing retailer, Target hired its first plus-size male model…

Emerging Artist: Daniel Augoustakis

Interviewer: Sarah Sordelli Photography: Daniel Augoustakis My name is Daniel, and I’m a multidiscipline graphic designer and artist. Art has been a strong passion of mine, and it will forever be a part of me. Generating artwork and providing graphic design services has allowed me to move forward towards achieving my personal goals. I love…

Fighting a Losing Battle

Writer: Glenn Corva Photographer: Anonymous We have a lot to thank the 60s for. A decade that we now take for granted, the 60s was the starting point for the contemporary notion of accepting multiculturalism, and rejecting racism, in today’s modern world. The public protests of the 60s were a battleground, and people were fighting…

Beyoncé Loves My Blackness and Yours

Writer: Sara Amare Image attribution: Beyoncé performing at her Formation World Tour ©2016 Rocbeyonce, courtesy of Wikimedia. On the forefront, Lemonade is a personal journey that captures the phases in a relationship after it’s been stained by infidelity; however, beneath that is a body of work dedicated to the emotional liberation of black women. The album opens…

Fallout 4: Review

Writer: Brendan Gallagher Image: Public Domain AVAILABLE PLATFORMS: PLAYSTATION 4, XBOX ONE, PC The general consensus among gamers around the world is that Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic action RPG Fallout 4 is one of the greatest games ever made, and there’s a good reason for that. Whether it’s the masterful storytelling based off of important moral choices,…

Online VS In-Store Shopping

Writer: Angela Hryc   When it comes to shopping, we usually think of large shopping complexes and shopping centres that contain endless amounts of retail stores for us to choose from. For many years, shopping in-store has been the only way to purchase a product or service including clothing, shoes, accessories, electronics, groceries, etc. But…

Better to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven

Writer: Dr Paul Adams Image of John McLaren courtesy of VU library, photographer unknown. As Victoria University celebrates 100 years of education, Paul Adams shines a light on the late John McLaren; a true believer in the ‘door of opportunity’. John McLaren who recently passed away was a long time Emeritus Professor at Victoria University…

Beaches Within Reach

Writer: Mia Robinson I grew up in Byron Bay -one of Australia’s most renowned beaches-so coming to Melbourne was a bit of a shock as far as feeling like a fish out of water. I had to learn to cope with being so far from the ocean real quick. When I’m feeling like I need…

Homelessness in Melbourne: A Photo Essay

Writer: Steven Tan Photographer: Steven Tan In this photo essay, Steven Tan reveals the tough life of those who live rough on Melbourne streets.   My friend, Matthew, is a really good person. He stood at Melbourne Central that night asking for food and money to afford accommodation at Backpacker in Elizabeth Street.   A…