Opinion Columns

Vanessa’s columns and feature articles have been published in magazines and newspapers around the globe. Click on links below to read…

THE ELDERLY & AGED CARE

Why I’m grateful for having older parents  SBS

I watched my mum die day by day The Daily Telegraph

Euthanasia: Victoria flatlines Quadrant Magazine

Life and death decisions can live on to haunt loved ones The Mercury

It’s a lonely life when you’re anti – euthanasia The Spectator

The Terrifying Side To Euthanasia The Daily Telegraph

FEMINISM, MISANDRY & GENDER POLITICS

Victimhood 1, Debate 0 The Daily Telegraph

Why is my choice not to wear a bra still taboo? Sydney Morning Herald

Abortions are a woman’s choice to make  The Spectator

The problem with the ‘fearless feminist’ narrative The Spectator

Clem goes gooey over dead white male The Spectator

Dear Blokes: An Open Apology To Men   Rebelle Society

Modern day feminism?  Excuse me while I vomit The Daily Telegraph

Here’s an idea: Give men a break! The Huff Post

Why I detached from feminism Tuck Magazine

The reason Julie Bishop isn’t PM Perth Now

The Serena Williams cartoon wasn’t racist, it was honest Perth Now

Dear Apparent Feminists  The Australia Times

Jenny Beavan is my hero The Huff Post

Stop body-shaming men Perth Now

TRAUMA, PTSD, MENTAL ILLNESS

Living With Trauma The Fix

Suicide Song Medium

Living With PTSD The Spectator

Locked in a psych ward: my teenage hell News.com.au

Rape Jokes and dealing with trauma Archer Magazine

4 things I learnt when my mother, father & brother died Rebelle Society

Shaving my head was a fierce act of rebellion The Hit Job

A Simple Heap Medium

FAMILY VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, RAPE & SEXUAL ABUSE

Rape writ large New Matilda

Is it time to unmask all the Aussie Harveys? The Huff Post

Trump Derangement Syndrome: The Mindless Miss M Quadrant Magazine

My love/hate relationship with my deceased brother The Huff Post

It’s not just women that suffer from family violence The Huff Post

The George Pell Case: survival guide for victims  Medium

Every orgasm I have is a show of defiance to my rapist The Daily Telegraph

Shhh, don’t tell anyone The Huff Post

Australian gendered violence film makes waves The Huff Post

Exit this way The Huff Post

CRIME

Michaela Dunn’s death shouldn’t overshadow tragedy The Daily Telegraph

When killing an innocent woman is an ‘honour’ The Huff Post

Griselda Blanco: When fear is a woman The Huff Post

The Claremont serial killer stole our freedom The Huff Post

MOTHERHOOD, MARRIAGE & CHILDLESSNESS

Should there be more childfree dining options in Australia? Topic Media

I’m not a mother but where’s my bonus? The Huff Post

Having a child is my absolute worst nightmare SheSaid

Miss Childless By Choice The Huff Post

Leunig & the loon brigade The Spectator

Mrs. Somebody-Else The Huff Post

MUSIC

Connecting to my late parent’s through music MusicTuesday

Glenn Miller Orchestra Review Milk Bar Magazine

Interview with New York Jazz Star José James Milk Bar Magazine

THE ARTS, ARTISTS & DREAMS

The Denial of Artists Medium

Living your dream takes courage  Rebelle Society

Creativity Can Only Exist Through Action Medium

How to break the internet with a vagina and ball of wool The Huff Post

6 reasons tragedy creates tough competitors Rebelle Society

Interview with Canadian Poet: Ryan Quinn Flanagan The Huff Post

Interview with Australian Poet: Ben John Smith The Huff Post

Love & Fuck Poems Hits UK The Huff Post

ENDOMETRIOSIS

My reproductive organs need a voice The Huff Post

CELEBRITY

If you get Botox, you’re living a lie The Daily Telegraph

I wanted Kim Kardashian To Die The Daily Telegraph

CENSORSHIP & POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

What the f_ck is going on with censorship for snowflakes? The Spectator

Baby, it’s woke outside The Spectator

Bah-Humbug To Christmases That Aren’t Quadrant Magazine

When did the bushfires become woke? Online Opinion

CHRISTMAS

Santa Claus is real The Huff Post

6 Ways To Spread Christmas Cheer Without A Dime The Huff Post

SPORT

Mel McLaughlin Deserves An Apology from Chris Gayle The Huff Post

Nick Kyrgios is a slut-shamer The Huff Post

MILK BAR MAGAZINE

Vanessa’s written numerous columns for Milk Bar Magazine – you can read them here.


TOPIC MEDIA

Vanessa wrote 95 columns for Topic Media – you can read them here.