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Past articles by Melissa:

For the first time, a stranger stopped this street harrassment.

Melissa Wellham was walking from the bus stop alone. A drunk guy wouldn't stop talking to her. Then a stranger stepped in to stop the street harrassment. → Read More

Voulez-Vous: What does it mean to be a woman?

This week's featured artist on the Voulez-Vous project is Prue Stent. This talented young photographer creates images that are obscure and challenging. → Read More

4 things you need to know about the leaked UN report on climate change.

This week, a report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was leaked to Associated Press. The UN draft report on climate change is scary. → Read More

Is your overseas holiday contributing to animal cruelty?

If you knew that your holiday was contributing to animal cruelty, would you still choose to do the same activities? The ethics of wildlife tourism are tough. → Read More

We never thought we'd be saying this... But bravo, Miley Cyrus.

Last night everyone was talking about Miley Cyrus at the VMAs – which might feel a little bit like déjà vu, because that’s exactly what happened last year. → Read More

This moving video reveals who homeless people really are.

When we see homeless people on the street, many of us make assumptions about who they are. The cardboard stories homeless video will change that. → Read More

Voulez-Vous: This woman's art is the definition of a "labour of love."

The beautiful silk scarves featured in this week's Voulez-Vous project, are made from vegetarian silk. Samorn Sanixay makes art and mentors refugees. → Read More

4 things you should do in Thailand (and 1 thing you shouldn't).

Melissa Wellham recently travelled to Thailand with Intrepid Travel. Here are 4 must-see, must-do and must-eat activities. Trust us, you'll have a blast. → Read More

Media black outs. Militarised police. What the hell is going on in the US?

Over the past few days, you might have seen the hashtag #Ferguson on social media. What is going on in Ferguson? What happened to Michael Brown? → Read More

Best and Worst: What's making and breaking your week?

It’s time to share what has been rocking your socks or popping your balloon this week. It's Mamamia's Best and Worst, so come and share the highlights... → Read More

Kickarse career advice from Hillary Clinton (that you haven’t heard before).

Hillary Clinton recently gave some kickarse career advice. Here are five of our favourite quotes from the Hillary Clinton interview with Glamour. → Read More

What happens when your smartphone breaks, and you have to use a $23 dumbphone.

“I don't need all those new fandangled apps and internet access,” they cry, “All I need is a dumbphones that can send text messages and make phone calls." → Read More

'She hasn't just told me how to live a good life. She has shown me.'

Ever thought about who the positive female role models are in your life? This is how a Grandma has influenced her grand daughters understanding of living. → Read More

"I want people to remember a time of simple pleasures and joy in just being."

This week's featured artist on the Voulez-Vous Project is Anna Small, from A Small Art Factory. She creates delicate metalwork sculptures and designs. → Read More

Teenage hunter Kendall Jones has something to say to her critics.

Teenage hunter Kendall Jones – the 19-year-old cheerleader from Texas - is in the news again. Kendall Jones responds to critics, says hunting helps Africa. → Read More

The Voulez-Vous Project: Celebrating artists, designers, illustrators and creators.

This week the Voulez-Vous project is featuring a series of artists, who will be exhibiting at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair from the Friday 8 to Sunday 10. → Read More

This is how much rubbish each of us creates in just 7 days.

How much garbage do humans make? This series of photographs from artist Gregg Segal tries to make us think about exactly that. They are confronting. → Read More

25 problems only book lovers will understand.

Your favourite Disney princess is Belle because she inherits that massive library. And 25 problems only booklovers will understand. We know how you feel. → Read More

"Life is too precious, not to do what you love and love what you do."

This week’s featured artist on the Voulez-Vous project is Sarah Pook, who creates works through her brand Little Quarters, including prints and decorations. → Read More

“When did he stop treating you like a princess?”

“When did he stop treating you like a princess?” That’s the thought-provoking tagline attached to a series of images of Disney Princesses domestic violence. → Read More