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My Opinions 2017-08-14T13:26:25+00:00
Koraly's grandmother's poems

Koraly’s grandmother’s poems

RECENTLY PUBLISHED
2017 ‘Why do we think it’s so strange for couples to sleep separately?’, Daily Life
2017 ‘Why are people congratulating me on my new boyfriend?’, Neos Kosmos
2017 ‘What I learned from The Handmaid’s Tale’, Tuck Magazine
2017 ‘Why do we expect relationships to work instantly?’, Daily Life
2017 ‘Should boys be allowed in the female change rooms?’, Rendezview
2017 ‘We are slaves to our phones. And it needs to stop’, Rendezview
2017 ‘Menstruation: There’s nothing dirty about it’, SBS Life
2017 ‘I was born in Australia and I don’t want to assimilate’, Rendezview
2017 ‘Some say what Yassmin wrote was un-Australian. But so is bullying her’, Rendezview
2017 ‘According to the Census, I am almost the ‘typical’ Australian. Almost.’, SBS
2017 ‘The family law system favours whoever has the deeper pockets’, Rendezview

RACISM AND POLITICS
2017 ‘I’m Greek-Cypriot. Does that make me a Person of Colour?’, SBS Life
2017 ‘The alleged Bourke St killer was of Greek decent. And?’, SBS Life
2016 ‘Hey, white people, please don’t call me a wog’, SBS Life
2016 ‘Yes you love Uber but why are you ignoring what the government is doing to taxis?’, Rendezview
2016 ‘Speaking with one voice’, The Saturday Paper

ARTS COMMENTARY
2016 ‘What George Michael meant to so many of us’, Neos Kosmos
2016 ‘Why creative women from diverse backgrounds need to keep at it’, SBS Life
2016 ‘Writing Misplaced in Cyprus’, SBS Life
2015 ‘Women in film: Move over so we can tear up the status quo’, SMH
2015 ‘The fear of speaking up in the arts world’, Daily Life
2013 ‘Arts Grant or Welfare: Take your pick’, New Matilda

DATING
2016 ‘I refuse to date men who are obsessed with footy’, Rendezview
2016 ‘Knowing when to let go of your friend with benefits’, Rendezview
2016 ‘He bought me a kebab but didn’t ask for my number’, SBS Life
2016 ‘Tinder has been around since the Victorian era’, Rendezview
2016 ‘Single and Empowered’, SBS Life
2016 ‘Want to get yourself a man? Then shut up’, Rendezview

HEALTH
2017 ‘My best friend isn’t just quirky, she has OCD’, SBS Life
2016 ‘When it comes to your health, don’t ignore your gut instincts’, SBS Life
2016 ‘Shedding fear in the face of living with chronic pain, SBS Life
2016 ‘We need to face the truth about Australian children’s teeth’, SMH
2016 ‘People who don’t vaccinate their kids are selfish’, The Age
2015 ‘Contraceptives: Don’t Buy Into Cute Guys On Pamphlets’, The Vocal

FEMINISM
2016 ‘Can women learn to love their hair down there?’, Rendezview
2016 ‘One child is enough. Stop asking if I want more.’, Rendezview
2016 ‘The power of a woman who can say “no”‘, Rendezview
2016 ‘Why do good men reinforce patriarchy and smart women condone it?’, SBS Life
2016 ‘Get out from behind the kitchen sink and claim your life’, Rendezview
2016 ‘I’m a free-spirited woman, but I want to stay safe’, SBS Life
2015 ‘Why Clementine Ford is so important to women like me’, ABC The Drum
2015 ‘Why can’t women take their tops off in public?’, Rendezview

MIGRANT CULTURE
2017 ‘Rocking it with the oldies: Why so many of us love musicians like Glykeria’, Neos Kosmos
2016 ‘Why can’t Greeks handle honest, opinionated women?’, Neos Kosmos
2016 ‘Communicating across cultures: ‘Am I too intense or are you just not understanding me?’, SBS Life
2016 ‘When cultural expectations lead to money pressure’, SBS Life
2016 ‘Koraly’s Complaint : Does your house really need to be that clean?’, Neos Kosmos
2016 ‘The Palace (Metro): A place of rebellion for first generation migrants’, SBS Life
2016 ‘The obligatory leftovers’, Neos Kosmos
2015 ‘Why women from migrant backgrounds suffer family violence in silence’, Daily Life
2015 ‘Why I rebelled against my migrant family to become an artist’, Daily Life
2015 When will migrant culture stop making jokes at the expense of women?, Daily Life

PARENTING
2017 ‘Why is road tripping as a single mum such a big deal?’, Daily Life
2016 ‘Stationery that looks like sweets should be banned’, Rendezview
2015 ‘It’s time to stop trying to be perfect and cut yourself some slack’, The Motherish
2015 ‘I am a single parent and I am not lazy’, Mamamia

THE SELF
2017 ‘Where so we draw the line at self-acceptance?’, Daily Life
2016 ‘I say the wrong things all the time’, SBS Life
2016 ‘Waiting for the big bang moment’, SBS Life
2016 ‘The fragile relationship between anger and vulnerability’, Daily Life

DIVORCE
2015 ‘Divorce and the fear of being alone’, The Motherish
2015 ‘Why I stopped treating my post-breakup home as a temporary shelter’, Daily Life

SEX
2016 ‘I have sex outside marriage, and my family took years to accept it’, Daily Life
2016 ‘Porn helped me understand that sex can be healthy’, Rendezview
2016 ‘I am ashamed of my naked body’, Daily Life

REVIEWS
2016 ‘Taxithi: Untold stories of migration’, SBS Life
2015 ‘Alex And Eve’ Reviewed: Finally, A Rom-Com That Reflects What Multicultural Australia, Junkee.com

POETRY
2016 ‘The person behind the poem’, Melbourne Spoken Word
2013 Poem of the week, Australian Poetry Ltd, ‘Cypriot girl
2013 ‘The apartment’ Sotto, Australian Poetry Ltd
2013 ‘My Wedding Dress’, Overland audio
2010 Mediterranean poets

WORK & LIFE
2017 ‘The rental market is brutal for tenants, and it’s hard to see a solution’, Rendezview
2016 ‘Why are small business owners treated like criminals?’, Rendezview
2016 ‘Australia is becoming a nation of workaholics’, Daily Life
2015 Breaking up with your day job, Rendezview

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