Living with Endometriosis – Two Years in the life: Maddi


The month of March marks Endometriosis Awareness Month, a movement dedicated to raising worldwide awareness of this often debilitating disease affecting 1 in 10 women. On this day, exactly 12 month ago we published a set of stories of four women living with endometriosis. This year we have checked back in with those women to see how things have changed for them in in the last twelve months.   Maddi, One Year Ago   I have often said that loneliness is a symptom of endometriosis. I have spent the better half of my adolescence and early twenties feeling alone and undesirable… Continue Reading

Living with Endometriosis – Two years in the life: Aimee


The month of March marks Endometriosis Awareness Month, a movement dedicated to raising worldwide awareness of this often debilitating disease affecting 1 in 10 women. On this day, exactly 12 month ago we published a set of stories of four women living with endometriosis. This year we have checked back in with those women to see how things have changed for them in in the last twelve months.   Aimee, One Year Ago   So I guess it started when my periods started; like many of us it was painful. Although we never had it before so we assumed it was… Continue Reading

Living with Endometriosis – An Ongoing Journey: Amy


The month of March marks Endometriosis Awareness Month, a movement dedicated to raising worldwide awareness of this often debilitating disease affecting 1 in 10 women. We are sharing stories from women living with endometriosis.     I was thirteen when I discovered that my periods weren’t like the other girls’ I knew; though, I wouldn’t find out why for another fourteen years. I got my first period on my year seven camp (a water sports camp… because life’s a bitch). This was pre-mobile phone days, so on discovering that I was bleeding I walked the few kilometres to the payphone and… Continue Reading

Living with Endometriosis – Two Years in the Life: Keely


The month of March marks Endometriosis Awareness Month, a movement dedicated to raising worldwide awareness of this often debilitating disease affecting 1 in 10 women. On this day, exactly 12 month ago we published a set of stories of four women living with endometriosis. This year we have checked back in with those women to see how things have changed for them in in the last twelve months.   Keely, One Year Ago    I was 22 and being rushed to hospital in the back of my dad’s Subaru. I kept thinking over what had happened that day, what could’ve made… Continue Reading

Living with Endometriosis – Two Years in the Life: Tamar


The month of March marks Endometriosis Awareness Month, a movement dedicated to raising worldwide awareness of this often debilitating disease affecting 1 in 10 women. On this day, exactly 12 month ago we published a set of stories of four women living with endometriosis. This year we have checked back in with those women to see how things have changed for them in in the last twelve months.   Tamar, One Year Ago      It took me 7 years to be given the diagnosis of endometriosis. 7 years of unexplained pain, fatigue and bloating. Being diagnosed with endometriosis was life… Continue Reading

Seeing Red with ACT Artist of the Year Liz Lea


Photo: Lorna Sim Photography   After taking out the 2017 ACT Artist of the Year at the end of last year you might think choreographer and performer Liz Lea may be content to rest on her laurels, at least for a couple of months. Instead, on International Women’s Day she unleashed RED, a fearless one-woman show exploring intensely personal experiences through the mediums of dance, film and word. Through captivating moments that vary from brash and bawdy to show-stoppingly minimal, Liz bravely shares her story of living with endometriosis and the difficulty of coping with the associated pain of this… Continue Reading

Our Most Read Articles in 2017


Take a dive into our most-read articles this year.   Number 10 Fashion meets Baking – An Interview with Saadia Masood of La Ombre Creations Number 9 Inside the Cult of F45     Number Eight My F45 8 Week Challenge Diary Part 1   Number Seven Inside the Ancient Practice of Tai Chi     Number Six My F45 8 Week Challenge Diary Part 2 – The Big Reveal   Number Five H&M is Coming to Canberra – But Do We Really Want It?   Number Four Does FASHFEST Still Pass the FASH-test?   Number Three Review: Good Dye… Continue Reading

Living With Endometriosis Part 2


The month of March marks Endometriosis Awareness Month, a movement dedicated to raising worldwide awareness of this often debilitating disease affecting 1 in 10 women. Endometriosis effects a woman’s reproductive organs when cells similar to those that line the uterus are found in other parts of the body such as the bowel or bladder.  We have reached out to four women with endometriosis to share their stories with us.   Keely   I was 22 and being rushed to hospital in the back of my dad’s Subaru. I kept thinking over what had happened that day, what could’ve made this… Continue Reading