• Dear Aunty Em: Should I have a baby?

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    ‘Should I have a baby?’ – Maybe mama  Dear Maybe mama, a) Go and stand in the card section of K-Mart and check out the Mother’s Day range. Absorb the pinkness, the flowers, the sense of gratitude. b) And then go stand in the homewares section, preferably the boring bit, near the pegs, mops and […]

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  • Dear Aunty Em: Knob job

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    “Would you judge a guy based on his work? I was chatting to someone online and turns out he works in the gaming industry selling slot/gaming machines. It’s been his career for ages and I think he does well out if it. It’s such a turn-off for me – is that wrong? Am I being […]

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  • Becoming your authentic self

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    I am evolving in isolation down here in Camden, NSW. I’ve got to say, it’s making me weird. When you are protected from the influence of society, a funny thing happens. Parts of you grow that were previously trampled. Take my dress sense. I have always been sartorially challenged but I am reaching new lows. […]

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  • Meet the artist: Louise Man

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    A change of country prompted a change in direction for the very talented Louise Man. This accomplished PR and editor has now added another talent to her sizeable stash; that of a painter. Read on to find out what inspires her. How long have you been working as an artist? I’ve always enjoyed painting, but […]

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  • Note to my girls

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    I have two step daughters and three nieces and there are a few things I want them to know. The first thing: you are not here to be decorative. People will comment on your looks. They will compliment your figure, and tell you that you’re pretty. You will hear other women complaining and comparing, fretting […]

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the-geography-of-beauty-hot-or-not
May
9

The Geography of Beauty: Hot or not?

In some countries, I am considered beautiful, and yet in other countries, I am considered a blubbery, white freak show. The conclusion I have drawn is that beauty is as cultural as anything else. My friend Tennille who is currently living in India recently wrote about a particularly cringeworthy visit to the beauty salon. She was told by […]

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‘o’-vegas
May
6

‘O’ Vegas

‘O’ Vegas By Thea Easterby After hearing rave reviews from a friend, I had to see the ‘O’ Cirque Du Soleil show at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas but by the time we arrived in Vegas the show was sold out. Since I was staying at the hotel anyway, I popped by the booking […]

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itchy-feet-youth-travel-festival-sydney
May
3

Itchy Feet Youth Travel Festival – Sydney

If my feet were any itchier, I would be going to the chemist and buying some anti-fungal cream.  I  have a maniacal habit of interrogating people about their favourite places, ogling brochures and poring over travel features and books and blogs and basically anything I can get my nerdy little brain cells on. My travel […]

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overseas-sick-why-is-it-always-so-spectacular
May
2

Overseas sick: Why is it always so spectacular?

The downside of travelling to exotic places is that sometimes you end up getting sick. This seems fair enough – you are out of your immune comfort zone – but my question is why is it never just a bit sick? If you’re the kind of person who gets the occasional sniffle when you’re at home, why is […]

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Apr
29

We have a SheGoes travel photography competition winner!

Congratulations to SheGoes contributor Genevieve Frew for her winning entry into the inaugural SheGoes travel photography competition titled ‘Waiting for the Other Two Amigos’. Funny hat + public sleeping = winning combo! Without any further ado, here are some more fun photos from our gold medallist … Three Versions of Death Japanese S & M […]

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Apr
28

Travel Tales: Shawn Low, Lonely Planet’s Travel Editor (Asia Pacific)

Name: Shawn Low Age: Early 30’s Occupation: Lonely Planet’s Travel Editor (Asia Pacific) Favourite travel destination?: China. It has a long history, deep and vibrant culture, and sheer variety when it comes to sights. You have modern cities (Beijing and Shanghai) and rural countryside (Xishuangbanna) and everything in-between. It’s frustrating to get round at times […]

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where-do-you-belong
Apr
26

Where do you belong?

Do we ‘belong’ in the town where we were born? The community we grew up in? Or is belonging more to do with the people we surround ourselves with than any geographic location? I think it’s a combination of all three. I grew up in Tamworth, NSW and subsequently, I  feel more at ease in the countryside than […]

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what-are-you-doing-next-weekend
Apr
21

What are you doing next weekend?

Wanna help support Australia’s first Road Twip? My Klick team and I are organising a Twitter Road Twip and we need your help! We’re sending some people out along the Sydney Melbourne Touring routes, giving them a Mission List to complete and asking them to tweet about their experiences from April 30 – May 3. […]

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Apr
20

Festivus!

What is your favourite festival, out of all of the festivals in all of the world? Mine is Woodford Folk Festival. But enough about me; I want to hear from you! Are you a Homebake fan? A Narooma Oyster Festival freak? A Dia de los Muertos lover? Talk to me people – I love the […]

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we-will-remember-them
Apr
19

We will remember them

ANZAC Day is sad. It makes me think about suffering and destruction and The Last Post always makes me cry. Despite the fact that my life has been blessedly free from war, I imagine the pain of the people who have been touched by it’s cold, bloody hands. Like many Australians, both of my grandfathers […]

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