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Things That Helped

I want to have children, I do. Every Friday evening, after work, I catch the two four six bus down punt road. On the bus, there is a girl my age. I’ve never see her face because she sits up the front in the priority seat, and I sit in the back. She wears her hair cut short, she listens to music, sometimes she calls her mum. Her baby sleeps in his pram slowly rocked by her hand.

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An Interview with Caitlin Shearer

On a gentle summer Monday I take the tram to Brunswick to visit fashion designer Caitlin Shearer at her studio—Toast Workroom, a female run communal space. Warm, smiling, she invites me in and makes me a cup of lemongrass tea. She looks like an Italian movie starlet from the 1940s, dressed in a black knee-length dress she’s made herself, paired with a red swipe of lipstick that could be Dior but she bought it from Kmart for ten dollars.

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On Gardens: Clare Rankine for Little Wren Magazine

I grew up in gardens. There is a photo my mum took of me, sitting in the shade of a ghost gum tree in an Enda Walling garden. I’m three, wearing a pale pink hat, you cant see my face under my hat but I am talking to the ants, running my hands through the grass, seeing bright blue sky through whispering gum.

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a room with a world view

Eleven colleges exist for the Melbourne University student, beautiful grounds and paved pathways for the student to study, live and play. All of the colleges are full of tradition and status, breeding grounds for young students to make lifelong, powerful connections. Continue Reading

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