There is resistance inherent in the joy of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer people, in existing in those bodies. But there is no resistance in forgetting or compromising. We will never not need community, and places to gather, to physically gather and be healed by the simple reminder that we are not alone.
With at least 17,000 fewer jobs in the sector than at the start of 2019, more casuals than ever are abandoning the idea that precarious work is a stepping stone to a secure position. Instead, they are revolting against a system that has always used their passion for education and desire for ongoing work as traps to exploit them. Where will their struggle lead, and what challenges stand in their way?
The news last week that a film chronicling the week following the 2019 mass shooting in Christchurch – to be titled They are Us and starring Australian actress Rose Byrne as Jacinda Ardern – was being shopped around to international buyers was quickly met with widespread disdain. But what might a truthful film about the event look like?
Some men paint. Others compose. You might one day favour the written word, scrawling tales of the fantastic told many times before, meaning nothing to anyone. For now, start by telling your childhood sweetheart the truth. Watch her pale face crumple like soggy tissue paper and wish, wish, you’d been born better.
Palestinian Economic Week is an opportunity for allies to shift from performance politics to genuine economic and political support for Palestinians. People are finally talking and questioning where their food is coming from.