Anna is a freelance writer and social media strategist. She has been writing new novels and magazines. Anna is currently compiling an anthology of stories highlighting the many different kinds of decisions parents and non-parents make about parenthood in consideration of their mental health issues. Her blog contains different variety of articles which include several topics on mental illness.
I miss standing on a verandah and seeing the way the world reveals itself. Not the neighbours’ patio, or the dog across the street, or the chime of the level crossing. Distance. I miss distance. Horizons. I go to the […]
Not a lot about 2016 is worth reflecting on, let’s be honest. The state of politics worldwide is enough to send a girl hurtling into space, I can’t even watch Love, Actually because of Alan Rickman, and the hayfever’s been so […]
Hello! I was just thinking, how great are books in terms of things to buy for people? And then I thought, quite good! So here is a list of books I think would make an acceptable present for someone this year. […]
Content warning: suicide, the state of mental health support in Australia I read that when creative writing students are starting out, one of the things they write about most is suicide. It’s a “gimmie subject,” professors say (their words, not […]
We had a party when I turned 19, in the backyard of my friend’s dad’s, who was a church minister. The night before, I’d caught the train from Melbourne to Adelaide, all night in the smoking car with a man […]
8. I was eight when I realised my hand was on backwards, standing in a car park with my friend Fleur, who was a violinist. ‘Isn’t it crazy,’ I said, ‘how you just think about moving your hand and then […]
This originally appeared on the now-gone JustB website. Mother Nature, we need to talk. The thing is, down here in the most southern part of the most southern hemisphere, our bones are frozen. We are grey, cold, tired and stiff. […]