Tag Archives: Social Justice

Youthie Up Date

In February 2009 a young man called Caleb Jarrett was stabbed to death in my town. There’s a court case going in Coffs Harbour around his death so I won’t go into too many details about it, but it was … Continue reading

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Youthie

Our local youth centre is at risk of closing its doors later this year because we just can’t get in the funding. The Youth Centre runs the project I coordinate, 12words. It’s run smoothly by a team of dedicated professionals … Continue reading

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Matt Trudgian

I thought I loved him, I guess it was more of a teen crush, but when he died it took my breath away for months. He once mentioned in passing that he liked camisoles, thought they were classy. I made … Continue reading

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The F Word

I was 18 and in first year of a BA at Curtin University, reading Freud and watching Betty Blue when I saw a poster that shocked me to stop dead in an empty corridor: FEMINISM IS NOT A DIRTY WORD … Continue reading

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Literate

Christie is a single mother with four kids, aged 3 to 15.   She’s 35, intelligent, community focused and dedicated.  She’s never had a full-time job and she can’t write. I know a lot of adults with poor literacy.  I’m … Continue reading

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Youth Justice

Joie is 17. # The first time I met her I knew she’d broken into her ex-boyfriend’s house, pulled a sleeping girl out of his bed, punched her twice in the face and threatened to kill her.  She’d then chased … Continue reading

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Homeless

You don’t see people living on the streets where I live.  You don’t see people begging or carrying sleeping bags around with them. That was why I was shocked when I found out that there are around 100 kids with … Continue reading

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