Articles originally published on Fairfax Media’s Daily Life.

When tiredness stops your life

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is like a ghost that marauds around “real” illness. Though it’s recognised as a legitimate medical condition, the stigma that 

Meeting my adopted brother

I’m not sure my mother knew how to tell me about the child that she’d adopted out prior to meeting my father. It wasn’t quite ‘pass me the salt and by the way you have another brother’; rather the words fell out

Raising children who aren’t your own

I’ve never had any vested interest in the term ‘stepmum’. That was until I apparently became one. Since moving in with my current partner and his two

Violence against women

Last week after reading Katie O’Byrne’s article ‘Violence against women: our hidden shame’ on The Drum I decided to peruse the comments for some thoughtful