Bedtime, Bondi

The Southern Cross sits above the avocado tree and the slow, steady flap of a bat beats rhythm into the shrill electric static of the night’s white noise. Crickets, frogs, the bite of a motorbike revving as it pulls up, up, out of the bowl. Mosquitos leave nothing unpunctured, their leafy homes alive with the … Continue reading

SBS and me

It’s a pleasure to be writing for the brilliant and ballsy SBS Life. As Australia’s only mainstream outlet for truly diverse voices, it feels like the perfect place for much of what I love to write: empowering stories about amazing women and men. The sisterhood runs strong at SBS Life. Here are a few of those … Continue reading

Having it All, Redefined

HAVING IT ALL, REDEFINED Fabulous career, happy family, imperfections galore… “New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern has just had a baby, making her the second head of state in history to give birth while holding office. A moment to celebrate or a fact of modern life? Either way, she’s in good company with the millions of working … Continue reading

My Sydney Morning Herald portfolio

Until recently, I was a senior writer with the Sydney Morning Herald. I chased royals, dodged floods, flew in choppers, skied on a moving carpet, dined on a ferris wheel, filed from Uluru, survived bullcatching and was chased by a dingo. In my five years at Fairfax Media, I wrote too many stories to list here. … Continue reading