The Handmaid's Tale had a profound effect on my appreciation for reproductive liberty and this post is testament to my belief in choice and autonomy for women's bodies. The framework of biological determinism serves as a reminder of the dangers of culturally imposed biological 'norms' and is particularly relevant with the current narrative of gender binaries in light of Australia's Marriage Equality debate.
Stuck for inspiration? Here are some great reads I've come across this month that will get you thinking!
Walking through the streets of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is entering a global city. At nightfall, the high rise buildings are coloured with giant screens and flashing lights and the streets lined with a mix of Korean and Western influence.
It's not every day that you get the chance to step into the shoes (or army boots) of a South Korean soldier, especially considering the political climate surrounding the Korean Peninsula.
Binge eating led me into a toxic cycle of guilt and low self-esteem. This was the war I waged on myself only months ago.