Pieces published on xoJane and Independent Australia

I find I enjoy writing so much that I’ve been working hard on submissions for other publications. Recently I had two pieces published, of which I am immensely proud.

The first is a rehash of my story about shaving my head, published on xoJane as “Shaving My Head Helped My Take Control of My Life When an Illness Took Away My Independence” (that’s a mouthful!). I love reading xoJane so was thrilled that they accepted my piece, and heartened by the supportive comments.

My second piece is about parliamentary entitlements in Australia, so if you’re not interested in Aussie politics, feel free to tune out now! I have had a keen interest in politics for most of my life, and it brought me great joy to write on the topic.

The wink wink, nudge nudge guide to parliamentary entitlements is a satirical take on the obscene misuse of parliamentary funds by our politicians, including but not limited to, private helicopter rides to travel an 80km distance, using a chauffeur-driven government car to escort the MP’s dogs to and from Melbourne, and a federal minister claiming multiple personal trips to the Gold Coast, including one to buy an $800,000 apartment from a party donor who was soon awarded plum government contracts. Honestly, folks, the jokes just write themselves.

Full props to Kiera on Twitter because this is fucking hilarious

Author: Siobhan S

20 something, living in country Australia. Spoonie profile: ME/CFS, dysautonomia, anxiety. All about sewing, knitting and food. Unapologetic feminist and disability advocate.

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