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Heaven, hell, or just another town

Originally written as a longform piece for a university journalism subject. ————– “Maryborough’s like my own personal hell.” We share a sad half-smile over Skype screens, the images lagging a second behind any noise. Georgie Silckerodt and I met almost ten years ago in our small Christian high school, both pre-teens who never quite ‘fit… Continue reading Heaven, hell, or just another town

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What my grandmother has taught me about lifelong learning

Originally featured on Dumbofeather.com Anna Ashton is my 64-year-old grandmother. She’s also a felt maker, musician, welder, milliner, builder, architect, seamstress, woodworker, artist, potter and a rather serious cyclist. Stubborn to a fault, I grew up watching her repeatedly find a challenge, put her mind to it and overcome it in new imaginative ways. She’s… Continue reading What my grandmother has taught me about lifelong learning

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Q&A with the star of Wicked

Jemma Rix has played the lead role of Wicked for over six years and is returning to Melbourne in May to bring the musical back to the city. She spoke to Catalyst’s Jasmin Ashton about developing characters, living her dream role and performing in the city where she lives. Would you consider yourself firstly to be a singer or… Continue reading Q&A with the star of Wicked