The most difficult thing I've ever had to come to terms with was the idea that I'm not a worthless piece of shit that no one would ever love or accept.
This podcast is recorded on the lands of the Dharug, the Boon-Wurrung and Wurundjeri of Kulin nation, and the Dharawal. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge the elders of tomorrow. This land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded, Australia owes a debt that can never be repaid and must come to terms with the historic and ongoing genocide of the First Nations. There is no revolution without Treaties.
G'day you mob. It's been a while between drinks here at shutupandreadthis HQ, with 2019 ending in such a tumult of fire and fuckwittery that it didn't feel right to run with the annual political wrap-up making fun of the cabal of cruel and unusual monsters in Canberra. But, six months of quarantining has left many of us with a severe case of cabin fever (which is not an official COVID symptom, but still wear a mask).
This year has seen a global recession that does not appear likely to end before the economy winds up where most of my generation has existed for decades: depression.
I can still remember the first time I tried to kill myself. I couldn't have been more than eight or nine, but I was old enough to know that death meant the pain would stop.
The following is a speech delivered on Dharawal land outside the Wollongong Centrelink, before a march to meet with Member for Cunningham Sharon Bird, as a part of the Tomorrow Movement #NoTurningBack day of action on 19 September 2020.
The love of private profits,
Of punitive crackdowns.
Of broken hearts and spirits
In all Australian towns.
Strongmen with flawed agendas,
Blue ties and silver spoons.
We know just how they see us:
Cheap labour for tycoons.
Statement regarding trespass incident at Scott Morrison’s house on 3 January 2020. Over the last six months, I’ve taken the opportunity to reflect upon my actions at the start of the year. This has been a time of extraordinary and unprecedented change not just for myself nor the Prime Minister, but for all Australians.
At Home Alone Together is a new comedy series on ABC, hosted by Ray Martin, it takes a look at the lighter side of quarantining and government-sanctioned lockdowns. Ostensibly a funny idea, it recently included a (now viral) public service announcement sketch that involved some of Australia's most televised faces telling us not to start a podcast in this time of pandemic.
This podcast is recorded on the lands of the Gubbi Gubbi, the Dharug, the Gadigal of Eora nation, and the Dharawal. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge the elders of tomorrow. This land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded, Australia owes a debt that can never be repaid and … Continue reading Truth Hurts ft. Eva Sless