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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

Would A Zero Blood-Alcohol Limit Law Prevent Further Tragedy?

4 min read

Like most of Australia, I woke Sunday morning to the news of the four children whose lives were tragically taken by an alleged drunk driver behind the wheel of a car he should never have gotten into that night.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

The Three Most Important Words To Tell Your Kids (And They're Not 'I Love You')

5 min read

There was a time not long ago when my 13-year-old HSP daughter was feeling particularly sensitive to anything on television that unsettled her in the slightest.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Why I Don't Let My Kids Use TikTok And Neither Should You

7 min read

Just when we thought TikTok trends couldn’t get any worse, the latest challenge of 2020 has already proved us wrong.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

What It's Like To Be Married To A Firefighter During This Bushfire Crisis

5 min read

The day before New Year’s Eve I am sitting at the kitchen table with my children.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Women Have Two Choices When It Comes To Body Image, And They're Both Bad

6 min read

In 'The Beauty Myth', Naomi Wolf writes:

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Sometimes Protesters Should Be Locked Up – Sorry For The Inconvenience

5 min read

Climate protesters are headlining the news for causing disruptions in major cities across Australia and something about this has an odd familiarity – haven’t we already done that this year?

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Why I'm Warning My Kids About Sadfishing And You Should Too

5 min read

We’ve all seen it: a friend on social media tweeting or posting status updates bursting with tantalising cryptic vagueness.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

I Felt Safer Sending My Teenagers To Sydney With Lockout Laws

5 min read

In 2012, on his first night out to Kings Cross, 18 year-old Thomas Kelly was punched in the head as a result of a random attack.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Think Rape Porn Is Just A Kink? Tell That To Victims Of Sexual Violence

6 min read

This week, Eurydice Dixon’s killer was sentenced to life in prison, to serve a minimum of 35 years before he becomes eligible for parole.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Why NAPLAN Is Failing Our Kids And Our Kids Are Failing NAPLAN

5 min read

The results from this year’s NAPLAN tests are in.

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