Environmental Preservation is, was, and always will be a Human Rights Issue

On October 8th 2021, the United Nations Human Right Council belatedly recognized a reality that manifold countries have consistently lived with for years.

Retain Hope All Who Enter Here: My love letter to the Melbourne Demons

As I complete this, Australian Rules Football fans worldwide have just finished watching the Melbourne Demons defeat the Western Bulldogs in a match that saw them move back into top spot on the ladder.

6 Things I’ve Learnt Since I Started Running Marathons

On the fourth of April, I started to reclaim an integral part of my identity.

Morning has broken. The Ride is about to Start.

Firstly, I'd like to extend my best wishes for the new year to everyone who is reading this. I hope you, your friends and families are blessed this year with all the good health, prosperity and happiness that you all deserve.

6 Things I’ve Learned from 2 Years of Sobriety

Alcohol is the second consumable and addictive substance I have used over a long term which I have quit using. The other is nicotine. This might sound glib, but I found quitting smoking to be fairly stress free. Once I finished the pack of Nicorette gum that I bought for myself way back in 2012, I have never once considered polluting my lungs with tobacco fumes. Refraining from drinking has been more of an adventure; and one I want to write about.

Learning to Lead on Climate

The road signs on my journey to becoming a climate activist are marked by the following: two countries, two disasters, two fossils. And, above all else, my internationalist appreciation for the value of life; be it in our own neighborhoods, halfway around the world or in the future, has been my guiding light in encouraging others to join this fight.

Economic Excommunication and Epiphany

The time of my secondary school graduation, 1998, still resonates like an earworm song. Early December was crackling with unspoken pressure as this was when final grades were given. They would determine both my tertiary education and employment prospects, and felt like the final arbiter of my existential value. I was reduced to anxious tears as so much hinged on them.

Violating Rights Before Your Eyes: Climate Change and the Effect on Human Rights

A variation of this sign has been seen at pro wrestling events over the years, stating that 'if (X Wrestler) wins, we riot'. This version of the sign prophesizes strife that could occur should the climate crisis not be tackled. The result should the world not move be grave for human rights.