life

health July 21, 2018

Stigma and early-onset menstruation

The age at which menstruation begins is getting lower, with girls as young as 10 experiencing their first period. The emotional turmoil that can result from stigmatisation and a lack of education is a mental health issue.

fashion July 21, 2018

Online boutique Wardrobe.NYC

With one eye on fashion and the other on reducing the industry’s culture of excess, Wardrobe.NYC offers a one-stop shopping experience.

life July 14, 2018

One chef’s battle to rebalance the scales

For one half of The Saturday Paper’s food editing team, the gruelling hours and stressful conditions of cooking for others eventually took its toll – both mentally and physically. Then she decided it was time to regain control.

health July 14, 2018

The pressures of living with sick or disabled siblings

While children with a disability or chronic illness are seen as being in need of support, their siblings may be left struggling to cope with their complex family dynamic.

health July 7, 2018

Hope for homebirths

While cost, regulation and an unsupportive healthcare system has marginalised homebirth in Australia, new hospital programs could see it become a viable option for women seeking alternatives to the traditional labour ward.

life June 16, 2018

Manus Island poem

Detained on Manus Island for five years, journalist Behrouz Boochani has recorded the experience in film, essays and poetry.

health June 16, 2018

Reversing alopecia

While alopecia areata poses no long-term threat to general health, psychological effects can be severe. Will a new drug trial hold the key to reversing the condition?

travel June 9, 2018

A magical trip through the Highlands

A trip to the Scottish Highlands is not just a chance for the author to soak up the imposing scenery, but also to feel connection to her rugged forebears.

life June 9, 2018

Vickie Roach and Women Transforming Justice

Vickie Roach spent much of her adult life in prison. Fourteen years since her last conviction, the Yuin woman is not a prison reformer – she’s an abolitionist.

travel June 2, 2018

Modern Berlin

A city once divided, today’s Berlin has transformed itself into a ‘poor but cool’ haven for like-minded defectors from around the globe.

health June 2, 2018

Opt-out organ donation

While Britain looks set to pass an ‘opt-out’ organ donation law – reversing the principle of volunteering – even some transplant recipients are unconvinced such a system should be adopted in Australia.