"... So, how do you have sex?" Inappropriate, right? Being a Brit, there are few things we are more prude-ish about than discussing our sex lives, and yet, this is a question that many people think is okay to ask trans people. Why? It's probably got something to do with society seeing trans identities as a novelty, and therefore not legitimate
Did things end well? Or not so well, and you explain the animosity by declaring that they were 'out of their mind', 'crazy' or 'unhinged'? This kind of language is harmful and enormously disrespectful of people with mental health problems, so we wouldn't normally use it - but here it's important to use those labels.
I have to admit, before meeting Ian, I wasn't entirely clear on what music therapy actually involved. Luckily, I wasn't the only one. Ian rather candidly admitted that he had always assumed that music therapy was just kids "banging on drums". He had no concept of the service being available for people who were professional musicians and was initially reluctant to go to the sessions.
It might not be immediately obvious why I chose to interview Scott when exploring the theme of instinct and intuition for the series. However, as Scott explains, soon after he started the experiment, he realised that wearing a nametag was beginning to affect him on both a psychological and physiological level.
Every day I cycle an hour to work and listen to podcasts. It's my favourite thing to do while riding and turns a commute into a productive, educational moment. Here is a list of six best podcasts you should listen to, particularly if you are interested in health, business, productivity, entrepreneurship and comedy.
Having worked on many projects, from organisations, writing outlets, films, I've seen just how inspired members of the public can be when faced with the cold realities of 'the drug war'. As soon as the realism of the issue is addressed - over the conceptual political soundbites - we begin the process of communal conversation.
In my role as fully paid-up member of the smug set, I like to empower parents and share information and strategies that they can use to make decisions that feel right for them at the time. I don't believe that having a good birth is the luck of the draw, but nor do I believe that your baby's mode of exit is really cause for smugness of any kind.
I honestly think the majority of Australians are actually a laid back tolerant bunch, which is perhaps why no one notices. Because said nonchalance goes hand in hand with not being particularly vocal. Here we've been afforded the opportunity to show what this country's really about and, at this stage, are taking hold of said opportunity with both hands.