October 11, 2017

*TW* *CW*

Like most women, I'm no stranger to predatory men. We've all met them, been cornered by them in parties, prayed that we wouldn't be paired up with them in assignments, crossed the street to avoid them and warned our girlfriends about them. Which is why my blood curled in a familiar way when I heard a recording made by the NYPD in 2015. In it, former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein can be heard attempting to manipulate, coerce and threaten a woman into joining him in his hotel...

May 31, 2017

There are only so many bullshit theories a girl can take. 

Like this slut-shaming galore, brought to you by the Daily Mail.


Seriously, Daily Mail? You're blaming the deaths of 22 innocent people on fucking stilettos and hotpants?

There are only so many bullshit theories a girl can take before she bursts into poetry. Click the below link to watch it, or read the text below.

Oh and screw you, Daily Mail.

#NotHerOutfit

To all my girls who've boarded a bus and hoped that today you won't get groped, to all my girls who've...

May 21, 2017

(Keynote speech given at the closing dinner of All About Women, Sydney Opera House, March 2017)

Dear ladies and gentlemen,

I want to start by acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are meeting. I pay my respects to their Elders, past and present.

I come from a country whose isolation preserved ancient traditions, reflected for example in the meaning of our names. My son's name is he who travels by sea, my mother's name is she who comes to the rescue and my name, Thordis, is another word for Thund...

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