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Kathy Parker

Freelance writer

Freelance writer, spoken word poet and author of The Unravelled Heart. Gin fanatic, outdoor enthusiast, less than average surfer. Takes an alright photo. www.kathyparker.com.au

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Stop Asking People To Fund Your Crusades

6 min read

So, it seems not only has the world gone mad, but now we can crowdfund it to happen.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

I Don't Know If The Government Is Spying On Me, But My Family Definitely Is

5 min read

Confession: I am terrified of technology.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Australia Has No Business Helping Rebuild Notre Dame

6 min read

Like most people yesterday, I watched as flames engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral, overcome with shock, disbelief, horror and helplessness.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Dear Vegans: Your 'Peaceful Protests' Don't Inspire Me To Save Animals

5 min read

If you thought your Monday morning commute was a drag, spare a thought for those held up in Melbourne’s CBD by more than 100 animal activists conducting what they called a “peaceful” peak-hour protest.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Why A Routine Trip To The GP Leaves Me Mentally And Emotionally Shaken

6 min read

“Just relax,” he says.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Here's How I Explain Men Like George Pell To My Kids

5 min read

Cardinal George Pell has just been sentenced to six years in prison for the sexual abuse of two 13-year-old choirboys after a Sunday mass in 1996.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

I'm All For Normalising Periods But Smearing It On Your Face Is Just Bloody Gross

4 min read

Don’t read on if you have a weak stomach. Consider yourself warned. You’re welcome.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Why Losing A Celebrity Can Feel Like Losing A Family Member

4 min read

This morning I woke to the news of Luke Perry’s death, shocked at the passing of another celebrity, but weirdly, more shocked to realise he was 52 years old.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Is It My Fault I Got Unfriended?

5 min read

I moved around a lot growing up; five different schools in the first seven years of my schooling journey.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

As Festival Deaths Climb, How Do I Talk To My Teenagers About Drugs?

6 min read

I have no idea how to be a parent.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

I Love My Kids But Thank God The School Holidays Are Over

5 min read

On the last day of school holidays, morning sun smashes through my window.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Why I Celebrate When My Kids Fail

6 min read

It's time they learn how it feels.