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Dead Man Talking – Just In Time For Mother’s Day

Dead Man Talking – Just In Time For Mother’s Day

The past couple of weeks my unease about Mother’s Day has been increasing as I have searched for a way to connect with the upcoming event despite my allergy to all things pink & fluffy. The conversations I’ve had with other mothers prove that I’m […]

Hello from Bangladesh

Hello friends and supporters, I’m finally making some time to fill you in on everything that is taking place for Happily Made at the moment. The past few weeks leading up to my trip to Bangladesh have been intense to say the least and I […]

Silence In The Face Of Evil, Is Itself Evil

Silence In The Face Of Evil, Is Itself Evil

This is not an easy piece to write. I am so aware of how anything written about Middle East politics immediately gets judged and readers have made up their minds before they even start the article. Here’s the thing though. I didn’t always look at […]

I’m off to Bangladesh

When I was 20 years old I spent a month in an orphanage in northern Sri Lanka. The whole time I was there I felt clumsy about my presence. There really wasn’t much I could do besides show the kids how to make friendship bracelets […]

A Love Letter To The Men In My Life

A Love Letter To The Men In My Life

This is for the man who stayed up late last night washing the school uniforms for this morning. This is for the man who woke up early to make sure the lunch boxes were packed. This is for the man who booked in his yearly […]

Business Is Not A Dirty Word

Business Is Not A Dirty Word

I spent two incredible weeks in Bali last month. While there I went to visit a local healer. He asked me to write my full name and birthday in his notebook and after a few moments of his eyes spookily rolling back in his head […]

We left suburbia and moved our family to Cambodia on a whim.

We left suburbia and moved our family to Cambodia on a whim.

As Featured on: Kidspot “What initially started as something as simple as me wanting to get a shirt made for myself ended up as a sewing project with 15 young women coming five days a week to my home. I designed lots of different products […]

Freedom Fighters

Freedom Fighters

Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life. Bob Marley The other night I had one of those dreams that jolted me awake and left a current of fear surging through my body. I was at a festival. […]

Memo men: Update your online dating moves

Memo men: Update your online dating moves

As Featured on: The Sydney Morning Herald “From the conversations that I have with my male friends it’s obvious that more and more of them would love things to be different. There seems to be a yearning for deeper connections and more meaningful encounters. The […]

Activism Is No Longer Something That Belongs To The Radicals

Activism Is No Longer Something That Belongs To The Radicals

  Yesterday afternoon me and my daughter visited our friends at the Broadmeadows detention centre. It’s something we do every Friday and it’s become the highlight of our busy week.  We normally bring in something that I’ve cooked that we can enjoy as we sit […]