Emily Verdouw, HuffPost Australia

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Past articles by Emily:

Saying Goodbye Through Fading Memories After 62 Years Of Love

Cees would visit Nel in the nursing home twice a day, every day. → Read More

The Wildlife Soldiers Fighting Back On Africa's Conservation Battleground In The War Against Mass Extinction

From poaching to pollution, there's a human-wildlife conflict threatening some of the most precious life on the planet. → Read More

The Corporate High-Flyer Who Threw It All In For Charity

"The purpose you get out of life is something you would have never felt before." → Read More

Men Are Killing Themselves To Be 'Real Men'

Suicide has the highest gender disparity of any cause of death in Australia. → Read More

Changing The Fate Of The Great Barrier Reef Through The Kids

In the hope the next generation will better protect the reef. → Read More

Visiting California? Consider Driving From San Francisco To Santa Monica

There couldn't be two cities located in the same state that are any more different than San Francisco and Santa Monica. San Francisco is gritty, old school Californian glamour with some dark, but → Read More

The Long Goodbye: An Intimate Look At Dementia After 62 Years Of Marriage

Dementia is a cruel disease. An emotional illness that slowly robs someone of their memories. Loved ones must reacquaint themselves with a different version of their partner, their parent, grandpa → Read More

‘But You're A Woman?' The Australian Ballet Chief Conductor On Sexism In Classical Music

When Nicolette Fraillon reads music, she sees a world of colour come out from the pages. From a young age she was certain she would be an orchestra conductor. To get there, she needed to thump on → Read More

Beyonce's Run The World (Girls) Reimagined As A Female-Led French Revolution

It's Totalitarian France in the year 2027 and the Government want to firmly divide all immigrants from French-born citizens. The hypothetical regime sees only one France -- a totally controlled gro → Read More

The British Soldiers Who Gave Their Lives To Crack The Enigma Code

As a Nazi submarine began to sink in the middle of the night in 1942, German soldiers retreated. It was World War II and they had been pursued by British warships, ultimately losing the battle. Wi → Read More

The Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival Celebrating Indigenous Storytelling

Our Aboriginal culture is the oldest living culture in the world and storytelling is at their core. Primarily told through dance and ceremony the movements are passed down through generations as → Read More

The Hopes And Dreams Of Children Growing Up On Boats In Vietnam's Mekong Delta

On the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, there are many families living on boats. They are amongst the poorest in the nation and are stuck in a cycle that sees children unable to access education, likely t → Read More

Over A Billion People Don't Have Access To Power, This Technology Could Change That

Electricity is the backbone of society, yet over a billion people across the planet live without it everyday. Situated in the most remote and poorest parts of the planet these communities are left → Read More

A Film That Shows The Incredible Love Between A Grandfather And Grandson

When the bond is at its strongest, a grandparent is really a grandchild's oldest and wisest best friend. It's a relationship built on mutual adoration and unconditional love. That particular bo → Read More

How Bad Can 'The Santa Talk' Go With Your Kids?

Well this conversation certainly spirals out of control. When a parent finally tells their child Santa isn't real, how many worms does the can let out? In the best of times when a lie is reveal → Read More

South Pole Mission: Drone Guides Supply Ship Through Thick Antarctic Ice

An icebreaker ship which forces its way through a thick shelf of Antarctic ice to supply remote Australian research stations is now employing aerial drones to find the easiest route on its summer stoc → Read More

Will You Regret That (Rebellion-Inspired) Tattoo?

The outline of a woman writ large upon your back. The name of your current lover. A snake in a moment of (alcohol induced) wild abandon. A memorial of a loved one who has passed on. In the moments → Read More

The Dream Directors Putting An End To The School To Prison Pipeline

The road for American kids from school to prison is so well worn, it has a title: the 'school to prison pipeline'. Disengaged and dysfunctional, problem students are not responding to an education → Read More

Juan Sebastian Elcano Is The Bad Boy Of Wildlife Documentary Filmmaking

"People tend to think that wildlife directing is just about parties and drugs," said Juan Sebastian Elcano. "But that's just part of it." Working With Animals is a mockumen → Read More

Now What: The Renewable Energy Oasis In The Middle Of The Oil-Rich Gulf

The global fossil fuel dependency is damaging in the short term, and unsustainable in the long term. One of the world's largest exporters of oil, the UAE, has built a 'Green Oasis' in the middle of → Read More