Category Archives: life

Join me in a bigger dream for 2013?

This is the text from an ad placed by Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton one hundred years ago. Rumour has it that Shackleton received 5000 applications. What is it that drives people to rise to a challenge, even when what’s asked … Continue reading

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“I believe in people power” – Introducing Amelia Telford

I first knew I had to meet Amelia Telford when I walked into a tea shop in the northern rivers of NSW last year during a holiday with my husband. I was soon chatting with the shop owner about the … Continue reading

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Troll Alert: Standing Strong Through Online Abuse

It’s Monday and I’m on a supposedly laptop-free holiday. But I can’t stop thinking about what happened on Wednesday night. As Jamila Rizvi from MamaMia put it, a line was crossed that night when celebrity Charlotte Dawson was hospitalized after … Continue reading

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A Big Morning and a Chance to Reflect

Early mornings are ripe with mixed emotions for the reflective climate campaigner, especially today since my husband Simon’s decision to move on from GetUp after four years in the role is making headlines. Mornings are always the time when I … Continue reading

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Talking to Australia About Climate Change

Tomorrow, I’m co-starring in a climate change documentary aiming to reach those Australians who still have questions about the science of climate change. On Friday, Melbourne University Press is releasing my first full-length book. It answers all the questions a … Continue reading

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A MAP for When Things Feel Overwhelming

At my birthday party the other night, one of my best friends was talking about the difference between ‘real activism’ and communications-centred campaigning (especially online organising) that doesn’t bring with it the risk of arrest. The gist of the argument … Continue reading

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After my depressing blog post a few hours ago, I started to clean the house. And I found these two fortune cookie messages I’d saved. Thanks, Chinese restaurant down the street! Yes, we will solve climate change – by looking … Continue reading

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