A Biological Determinist Reading of The Handmaid’s Tale

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.

Seoul Media and Cultural Immersion

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.


A little throwback to year 10, 2011 when I was lucky enough to be named Runner Up in the Whitlam Institute: What Matters? Writing Competition. Pictured with Margaret Whitlam.