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    Editor's Note naidoc-2016-portrait-poster-selfprint_2 Ed’s Note – Celebrating NAIDOC Week Each July, NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As part of… Read more →
    Horacek! SheilasJulyHORACEK Horacek! NAIDOC Week Sounds about right, doesn’t it? Judy’s cartoon this month is drawn from Celeste Liddle’s article in this issue of Sheilas. Click here to read Celeste’s piece. … Read more →
    News Celeste Liddle And the Cycle of Australia’s Undeniable Racism Continues By Celeste Liddle  Generally, as an Aboriginal activist and frequent protester, July means two things to me: NAIDOC Week and ensuring my thickest coat has… Read more →
    News Kim_2016 Confessions of a Feminist Footy Fan By Kim Toffoletti It’s not easy being a feminist and a footy fan. For every success story I hear about women’s progress in the world… Read more →
    A Bonza Sheila June_OScar-8247_19f306ee-5d2a-42ab-96d2-a855165ad443_large A Bonza June Oscar AO This month for Sheilas, we had the privilege of interviewing June Oscar AO, a Bunuba Woman from the Central Kimberley Region and one of Australia’s… Read more →
    Culture Club Jess When Your Identity Isn’t So Black and White By Jessamy Gleeson There’s a certain powerlessness that comes with not knowing your family history, and where you come from. For most, it’s easy enough… Read more →
    Keeping It Reel Nakia Youth Parliament 3 Youth Parliament This image was sent to us by our First Person contributor, Nakia Cadd. It’s a photo of all the incredible young people who participated in… Read more →
    First Person Nakia Youth Parliament Nakia Making Waves in Parliament By Nakia Cadd My name is Nakia Cadd, I’m a proud Gunditjmara, Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung and Bunitj woman from Melbourne. I’m an 18-year-old… Read more →
    Editor's Note Winter-In-Melbourne Ed’s Note Happy Friday Sheilas readers! Hope you’re all keeping warm as we brave the depths of a Melbourne Winter (or at least a bit warmer wherever… Read more →
    Horacek! S poss June armrest battle Horacek! The Great Armrest Battle A big thanks to Judy for this wonderful classic! Speaks a few too many truths… Also, check out the Horacek website for some cracker cartoons,… Read more →
    News top-keyboard-050911 Social Media – Not Smarter, Just Louder With access easy access to information, news is increasingly becoming a personal story – and with the prevalence of non-traditional media websites and social media,… Read more →
    News MentalHealth Budget Cuts at the Core of Mental Health Support By Esther Levy-Fenner Each year, one in five Australians will experience a mental illness. Disorders such as depression, anxiety and substance abuse are key contributors… Read more →
    A Bonza Sheila uow084232 A Bonza (Bloke!) Associate Professor Michael Flood For the FIRST TIME(!) we are super excited to have had the opportunity to feature a bonza BLOKE and interview one of our greatest allies, Associate… Read more →
    Culture Club Picture1 Public Space – It’s For All of Us By Jessamy Gleeson I’ve recently taken up a new pastime called “walking in a straight line down a sidewalk”, and it’s been interesting to see… Read more →
    Keeping It Reel 575f143a2200002e00f80b2b Powerful Portraits of Accused ‘Witches’ in Ghana Showcase Women’s Strength “In Western pop culture, the word “witch” elicits thoughts of feminine badassery — Sabrina’s wry eye rolls, Hermione’s tenacious fight for social justice, practicers of 1970s-spawned… Read more →
    First Person image1 Being Feminine Does Not Equal a Bad Feminist By Esther Davies-Brown This past week I have had a turnaround about my construction of feminism. In 2014 I graduated from Monash University with a… Read more →