Me vs The World

15 seconds. Short sentences. Images and diagrams. That’s all that our brains can consume in one sitting. The days of long articles and YouTube videos over 10 minutes are coming to an end, overtaken by memes and 10 second Tik Tok’s. This has forced content creators and writers, like me, to deeply look into what…

#Cancel Culture

It’s becoming inescapable. Any person with an online presence is putting themselves at risk of ‘being cancelled’. For some, it is a wave that will pass over them, but for others, it can end their careers. Cancel culture is a modern form of ostracism in which someone is rejected and removed from certain social or…

A Deadly Echo Chamber

Everything that has occurred in the world over the past three weeks has been because of one media outlet, social media. Protests, stories, opinions, debates, images and videos regarding the black lives matter movement have been shared on social media saturating many social media platforms. However, although social media makes us connected, it also divides…

#ACAB

My thoughts are scattered, my eyes burn, and my heart hurts. The murder of George Floyd created a shockwave that erupted tensions across the world but particularly in American communities. I can’t put all my perspectives into one, long, analytical article. However, over the next few days, I hope to share with your snippets of…

Is Respect Earned or Given?

This is a question which has been consistently debated over time. Often it is by students trying to explain why they can misbehave in front of teachers they dislike or by people refusing to succumb to authority by people in power. This is an important question to consider as respect is such an essential concept…

How do we stop Online Racial Abuse?

Over the past number of days, sporting stars have released direct messages and comments of racial abuse on their social media platforms. Famous National Rugby League (NRL) players, Latrell Mitchell and Blake Ferguson have been vilified by online trolls based on their indigenous heritage, however; this issue in Australia has persisted for many years. In…

Why I Love Social Media

Social media is a powerful 21st-century tool of communication. Many people argue that social media has harmed society due to individual’s only portraying the positive aspects of their life, leaving the issues undercover and invisible to the world which in many cases is correct. However, social media has positively transformed many aspects of life, which…