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Going home: A short story from one WILD Words Competition Winner
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Going home

The WILD Words Competition winner for fiction, Sarah MacDonald, explores nostalgia, memory and a sense of home in her short story Going Home.

The rise of the bathhouse in Australia
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The rise of the bathhouse in Australia

Could there be a more fitting antidote to 2020’s isolation than communal bathing? As we return to public spaces, Australia is finally catching on to the ancient tradition of the bathhouse.

Love bombing: The red flag that looks like romance
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Love bombing: The red flag that looks like romance

In a world that romanticises grandiose demonstrations of affection, it can be hard to recognise “love bombing” for what it is: emotional abuse. WILD Words Writing Competition winner, Isabelle Comber, explores why there is nothing romantic about this brand of “love”.

The toxic effect of the “model minority”
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The toxic effect of the “model minority”

The model minority stereotype characterises Asian Australians as smart, hard-working and compliant, but living this myth is far from rewarding. WILD Words Writing Competition winner, Aleczander Gamboa, unpacks the harmful narrative.

Finding connection in community
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Finding connection in community

When times are tough, we often fall back on community: on the kindness and strength of those within our neighbourhoods, networks and families. We look at what it feels like to be part of a wider community that’s making a difference through mutual aid.

Learning to love your vulva
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Learning to love your vulva

Labiaplasty has become the fastest-growing cosmetic trend due to pre-teen concern with their vulvas. But where does this shame and anxiety around our genitals stem from — and does the “perfect vagina” really exist?