A History of Profanity

Writer: Stasy Zaganidis Illustrator: Leigh McDonald   As a nation we have developed an affinity for profanity. Where other countries recoil in shock at the use of a swear word, Australians are more likely to respond with a smile and another curse.   From what history tells us, profanity is in our blood. Immigrants from…

No Problems With Same-Sex Parenting

Writer: Raquel Stevens Illustrator: Deanndra John Arguments against same-sex marriage have broadened to statements that children with same-sex parents are disadvantaged. Studies have found these claims to be false, and the children of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community face problems due to close-minded people, not parenting techniques. Men in same-sex relationships spend more…

Feature Artist: Dinch

Writer: Anna Brasier Photography: Dinch Hasimoglu   Dincer Hasimoglu (Dinch) is a twenty-five-year old emerging artist who explores varied creative pursuits and uses his art to understand life. Through his illustrations and paintings, he explores themes of transformation and renewal. Dinch grew up in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and went to school in Essendon. Since graduating from…

Hyde Issue One 2016

The Hyde team is pleased to announce the arrival of our first issue for 2016. It’s packed full of fantastic stories and images by our dedicated contributors. This issue explores issues of body image, HIV prevention and Transgender education. We delve into the creative minds of emerging artists: Dinch and Lea, and we highlight the…

Picturing Bluscray

Picturing BluScray is an open-entry Photography Prize based on the theme ‘Blue’. It encourages photography enthusiasts to interpret the colour blue, capturing something about the character and personality of the place and people of Footscray.   Victoria University and blue have gone together for a long time. It is currently the University’s brand colour and the…

Beaches Within Reach

Summer in Melbourne seems to be extending later and later as the years go on! Let Hyde help you get through the hot day’s, with the best beaches in Victoria to visit!

The Beginner’s Guide To Uni

University is back on, four weeks in – yet the Hyde team understand sometimes it can take a while getting back into the university mode, after a long break! We hope our contributors can help you! Raquel’s Advice The following list contains advice I wish I had received before I started university, fresh out of…

Calling all Lovers of Poetry and Fiction!

If you have a love for poetry and fiction writing, why not explore and have fun playing around with words – writing for Hyde magazine! We currently are taking poetry and fiction pieces, so don’t be shy, let your inner creative soul shine, and get in contact with us at hydemagazine@gmail.com – you can read more…

Hyde Reviews: A Singular Phenomenon

  Before I went to see the newest production by Aphids, A Singular Phenomenon, at Malthouse Theatre, I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t know what kind of show it was, or what it was about; I simply walked in, sat down and waited to see what would happen. I was not prepared…

The Contraception Conundrum

Whenever it comes to the end of each month, and I find myself swallowing my last birth control pill, I can already hear my bank account sobbing quietly in the anticipation of having to purchase my next pack. Some simple mathematics is performed in order to put everything into perspective. The contraceptive pill costs me…

Human Trafficking

For the adventurous first world types finding themselves on a humbling journey through the slums of India, or the working class Australians maximising their cash on the Indonesian coastline, it is hard to ignore the poverty stricken pathways. Small children begging past their bedtimes, youths born into an underground world where innocence is a bargaining…