Giving Words


From the Office to the Outback – Desert Change

If you would have told me a month ago, I’d be moving to the Outback to live and work, I never would have believed you. But here I am, booking a one-way ticket to Alice Springs, packing up my corporate life and preparing to go bush. While I reserve my accommodation, a local hostel in Alice

Why can’t it be the little ‘c’ instead?

My shock diagnosis of bowel cancer got me thinking about the language around cancer. It really annoyed me. It is all-pervasive — ‘she has cancer’, ‘he has cancer’, as opposed to being contained and specific, for example, she has a cancer in her breast, he has a cancer in his prostate. Saying a person has


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