Lionel Shriver’s speech at the Brisbane Writers’ Festival 2016, and the subsequent backlash, perfectly illustrate why we need to face difficult speeches. The society we live in is in danger of losing its capacity to deal with difficult subjects and, by extension, its ability to cope with meaningful commentary. In what is perhaps a risky […]
Archives for September 2016
Today is 11 September. It has different significance for me than it does for you. I reflect today on what it means and where I am.
This week I took over an instagram account, which dissolved into a hell of vitriol because of my last post. It’s the last time I agree to doing anything for anyone else’s media.