Health Hysteria

Words by Sarah Petty 
Art by Chloe Papas
Expertise from Marina Payne

It seems as though there’s a new way to achieve optimal health every day. It’s hard to keep up. Suddenly, foods we’ve been eating for centuries are suddenly slowly killing us. Menus and supermarkets are very difficult places, a maze of this week’s health foods, whether it’s coconut oil or hemp seeds, celery juice or gluten-free diets. In 2019 there are a lot of mixed messages about healthy eating. So I thought it was about time someone sat down with a dietician to set things straight and dispel some of these food fallacies and fantasies. Marina Payne, an accredited dietician and friend, offered her expertise.

Health Hysteria

Breaking the Silence

Words by Georgia Cameron
Art by Kelly Zheng

Regional Australia is known for its beauty and boundlessness. But amongst these limitless planes of ours, there are communities who are suffering. Mental health is a global issue, but in these small towns across Australia, access to mental health care and support is limited if provided at all. But there are people trying to change that. 

Breaking the Silence

BirthStrike

Words by Dinithi Perera
Art by Serena Ang

Single use plastic bags, thrift store shopping and veganism. Choice has become an important aspect of climate change solutions as millions of people have become more aware of their environmental impact. It has become increasingly normal to make various lifestyle changes in the name of sustainability. But would you choose not to have children because of climate change?

BirthStrike

Making and Breaking Friendships

Words by Maya 
Art by Zoe Alexiades

In my post high school naive mind, it was simple. We were young and jobless. We had the time and the freedom of going out instead of studying for exams. Our days were empty, waiting to be filled with adventure. But this new found freedom came at a cost. There was no more seeing the same faces every day. No more sitting on the oval laughing about stupid shit. No more cramming for a test together or late-night snapchatting mental breakdowns of how we were all doomed to fail.

Making and Breaking Friendships