Hi and welcome to issue 7!

Since we last arrived in your inbox, there hasn’t been a whole lot of good news, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by it all. Make sure you are looking after yourselves and the people around you — swap online or TV news for news-y podcasts (it’s a little less stressful); make sure you’re getting outside; take some time to detach’ listen to some music really loudly… which brings us to this issue. It’s jam-packed!

Julia Zemiro, long-time host of Spicks & Specks’ (RIP) ~edgy~ older TV brother, RocKwiz, chats to THD about how Aussie music has changed since RocKwiz’s first ep over a decade ago, and what it’s really like working for the ABC and SBS.

Also, did you know abortion is still a criminal offence in NSW? We know, WTF! We’re not alone either: 73% of people in NSW want abortion decriminalised… so why is it still a crime? If you live in NSW, we encourage you to call your local MP and ask! In the meantime, Greens MP Dr Mehreen Faruqi chats to us about why the government is so out of step with the Australian public opinion.

We also have former Channel 10 newsreader Tracey Spicer, who sued the station for pregnancy discrimination after being fired upon her return to work post-maternity leave —apparently they wanted a “fresher” look— on sexism in the workplace.  And a Londoner gives us the lowdown on the current mood in her city after Brexit, the horrifying recent terrorist attacks, and in the lead up to the election this Thursday.

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As always,
Mia & Grace

Read the rest of issue 7:

Hi and welcome to issue 7!

On the road with Julia Zemiro

Why the hell isn’t abortion decriminalised in NSW?

“I’ve been told to stick my tits out more, lose some weight”

Dispatch from London: ‘The risk is double as a Muslim woman’

We’re across the internet, so you don’t have to be

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(Feature photograph: Anna Snowsill)