Racism in the fibre crafting community

Early this year, a conversation around racism in the knitting, crochet and spinning community unfolded on Instagram, as well as other platforms. I encourage you to read a summary of the events and the discussion since on this Vox article, The knitting community is reckoning with racism.

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Article published on Independent Australia: Horse racing kicks sand in the face of Levy’s Beach

Hi folks! I’m pleased to announce that after a long hiatus, I’ve had another article published on Independent Australia: “Horse racing kicks sand in the face of Levy’s Beach”. Continue reading “Article published on Independent Australia: Horse racing kicks sand in the face of Levy’s Beach”

An undemocratic postal survey

Last week, I received my voting form for the Australian Marriage Law survey. Thanks to the political will of the Coalition Federal Government, Australians now have the opportunity to cast their potentially meaningless vote on the legalisation of same-sex marriage via an unnecessary and divisive postal survey. Costing $122 million, the survey is non-binding*, and several Liberal MPs, including almost half of South Australian representatives, have already claimed they will not acknowledge a “yes” vote.

Character from The Simpsons looks at bill. Text readsL (sigh) 122 million dollar-adoos?

Legally, a survey or plebiscite is not necessary to make any amendments to the Marriage Act, which the Howard government changed in 2004 to define marriage as “the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others”, and to prevent same-sex marriages conducted overseas being recognised in Australia.** Continue reading “An undemocratic postal survey”