‘Snowflake’ – an exploration of one’s first, terrifying steps towards adulthood

Louise Nealon’s ‘Snowflake’, published as her debut novel in 2021, is a story with no antagonist, or curse that’s shadowing over the land. It’s portrayed as an ordinary story revolving around an average girl who goes through the same thing so many of us need to go through, eventually shifting into university studies. Despite this ordinary premise, I think this book is magical as well. I don’t think I’ve ever come across a book where I’ve felt as seen and represented as this. By the time I finished reading this book, I felt like it was a story written precisely for me. I believe that a lot of university students would view this story in the same way too.Continue reading‘Snowflake’ – an exploration of one’s first, terrifying steps towards adulthood

Enlighten’s Lights! Canberra! Action! – a scavenger hunt short film competition

On Friday, March 11, the Senate Rose Gardens outside of Old Parliament House was a bustling and energetic atmosphere. Fabulous sites on the horizon whichever way you looked, the gardens filled with hundreds of people enjoying being around each other, and a great showcase of one of Canberra’s emerging arts industries all combined together to create an atmosphere that really did feel like a new breath of life.Continue readingEnlighten’s Lights! Canberra! Action! – a scavenger hunt short film competition