I'm going to write along the thread of this post by Jennifer Berdahl; https://www.straight.com/news/937181/jennifer-berdahl-crazybitch-narrative-about-senior-academic-women Berdahl is a senior academic, who rose through the ranks witnessing the harmful stereotypes 'given' to women as they gained power. She started out hoping to change the narrative of senior academics being called 'bitch' or 'crazy'. Then, after more than… Continue reading Matriarchy – Opinion
Okay, I'll confess. I enjoy my social position as a Doctor's Wife*. Moving from hospital to hospital as your doctor-partner trains and improves their skills. 'Taking a post' at a nationally-large hospital for unique career development opportunities. Walking the hallowed halls of the Colleges of Medicine around the world, and being happily greeted on the… Continue reading A Doctor’s Wife
Like many other university students in Australia, I get by with a little help from alcohol. As a reward for a week well worked, a celebratory beverage, or just to commiserate a really awful day when coffee or hot chocolate just won't do, it helps to know which cheap beverages are worth their price. Luckily,… Continue reading Bargain Bin Alcohol* Review
What is the 'Quintessential' Australian experience? With a multicultural island like the one I live on, what defines this place from everywhere else? Some people go straight to the colonial stereotypes. The sun-burnt white man with an Akubra hat and khaki pants. Steve Irwin, 'surfer dudes' and farmers on horseback. I mean, that's all well… Continue reading The ‘Quintessential’ Australian Experience
It used to be a hypothetical question. 'If you were alive during World War 2', we were asked during a High School Ethics and Social Studies class, 'What would you have done? What would you have done to save the Jewish People from the Nazi Regime?' A lot of my classmates boldly declared their desire… Continue reading What Would You Have Done In WW2?
A friend of mine recently posted about how my 'eyes light up' when I talk about my family. My in-laws, my husband, and my partner's extended family all fill me with an energy I can't describe. I just become so passionate about them when asked. It's because they're all so kind. They're from a wide… Continue reading My Mother-in-law Fills Me With Joy
To reflect my success so I don't get bogged down in 'what if?' and 'Am I doing enough?', here is a petite summary of my progress since I was accepted into the PhD Program at La Trobe University, Melbourne; April 24 - Enrolled May - Started Reading literature based off my initial proposal (populated my… Continue reading PhD Progress: Week 13