I’ve realised that solitude is not loneliness. And that doing life solo doesn’t need to be the sad, shameful existence we’ve been sold. It can…
Sobriety was a lonely place when Jill Stark wrote High Sobriety 10 years ago. Teetotal again, life is much easier in the sober curious age
The Queen’s funeral was a historical event. The media covered it like a personal tragedy
The media is slowly abandoning the more depressing cliches about mental illness. But do the alternative narratives fall into the same trap?
With Australia’s delayed vaccine rollout, a reunion with my parents overseas inches further from reach
The airport reunions were tough. As internal borders reopened, families separated for months by lockdown restrictions were made whole again..
I had hoped we’d moved past outdated notions that people experiencing mental illness are inherently bad, erratic or dangerous.
Victoria has lived through a collective trauma. It has been necessary and effective, but my god it has been hard
Life in lockdown was tough but it was simple. Fewer pressures and commitments means the chatter in my head has grown quieter. I’m nervous about…
Despite significant progress for the rights of LGBTQIA people in recent decades, suicide rates in the community remain alarmingly high.
There remains an unhealthy perception that to be unpartnered is to live in a state of suspended animation.