Women on the tools

Sometimes when you can’t see change, you have to become it. And that’s exactly what women’s shed founders Sunita Kotnala and Roby McGarvey did. Through sheer determination, these passionate women have lit a spark that has spread wildly throughout the ACT. With over 100 members and two locations, one at Thor’s Hammer and the other at Hughes, this trailblazing community are proving stereotypes wrong, one power tool at a time.Continue readingWomen on the tools

‘Don’t Look Up’: is Australian politics also looking down?

It’s a powerful analogy. A comet 5-10km in length is plummeting towards earth. In 6 months and 14 days, humanity will become extinct. That is, unless, the Government listens to the scientists and takes immediate action. The Owl’s Elaine Obran watched ‘Don’t Look Up’ as Australian politicians began their campaign for the 2022 Federal Election and she couldn’t help but notice the parallels.Continue reading‘Don’t Look Up’: is Australian politics also looking down?

Biff Ward: activist and feminist is worried for women everywhere

Biff Ward has dedicated the past 52 years of her life to activism. Her passion for fighting against the Vietnam War soon merged with the Women Against Rape In War Collective. Rape is officially recognised as a war crime thanks to the efforts of women like Biff 52 years ago. However, the fight against rape as a weapon of war is far from over.Continue readingBiff Ward: activist and feminist is worried for women everywhere

Vulgar Ceramics

At first glance, Elspeth ‘Eppie’ Rowell and Emma Crocker’s home looks like your typical share house, with vintage couches, makeshift plant homes and walls decorated with posters and op-shop art. However, living within the empty space is a visualisation of the duo’s talent and creativity. Pots, plates, vases, ashtrays (you name it, they’ve probably made it!) frolic throughout the living room; their work is a ceramic dance of multidisciplinary techniques. Graffiti sketches and delicate hand paintings embed themselves throughout their work. Mushrooms, strawberries, crawly critters, “fuck you”, “love you”, cow print, lines that are squiggly and wobbly in all the right places.Continue readingVulgar Ceramics

Canberra’s best cafe bathrooms to ponder the meaning of life in

Ever wondered which cafe bathrooms in Canberra are worth visiting? Well, look no further than this hand-selected list ensuring that you will leave with an experience rather than a foreign disease. Sound good? Good.Continue readingCanberra’s best cafe bathrooms to ponder the meaning of life in