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Past articles by Emily:

These are the women we will be thinking about this ANZAC Day.

While the ANZAC legend focuses largely on the bravery of the front line soldiers, we remember the women who made enormous contributions to our WWI battle. → Read More

Alison was suffering terribly from postnatal depression, but you’d never know from her social media posts.

The happy photos of Alison McQueen, who suffered from post natal depression, that she posted on social media were a million miles from her dark reality. → Read More

The 20 most iconic pictures from 2015.

2015 in 20 pictures We list the 20 images that defined 2015. From Michelle Payne winning the Melbourne Cup to Mick Fanning being attacked by a shark. → Read More

On her Nitty Gritty podcast, Meshel Laurie talks Tinder after divorce.

Meshel Laurie and George McEncroe are separated mothers delving back into the dating world. They talk about trying Tinder after divorce on Nitty Gritty. → Read More

These are the women who claim adult film star James Deen assaulted them.

Three former co-stars of the world’s most famous porn star, James Deen, have gone public with allegations he raped, assaulted or sexually harassed them. → Read More

The child safety video that will make you want to bolt everything down.

The threat of household furniture killing your child sounds like something from a freaky horror movie. But this child safety video shows the risk is real. → Read More

"I watched a crime be committed and did nothing about it."

This week, I watched a drunk steal a bike in the middle of the city. I didn't yell out or intervene. I just watched the crime be committed and kept walking. → Read More

“Three sisters being diagnosed with cancer in the space of five or six weeks, it’s unheard of.”

Katie, Kristal and Cassie thought they were as close as could be. Then each of the three sisters received a cancer diagnosis within six weeks of each other. → Read More

Two of Australia's funniest women just got their own show on the ABC.

Comedy duo Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney have announced a second season of their hilarious series, The Katering Show, to be shown on ABC iview next year. → Read More

Glitter beards are a thing. And they are bloody amazing.

Move over hipster beard and glitter roots, there's a new boss in town - the glitter beard. It's what happens when a lumbersexual finds the end of a rainbow. → Read More

Colleen Ritzer smiled and waved moments before she was brutally murdered, allegedly by a student.

Popular maths teacher Colleen Ritzer smiled and waved moments before she was brutally raped and killed in a school bathroom, allegedly by a 14yo student. → Read More

What a stuff-up: The joke that should never have been printed.

Three newspapers in Victoria’s western region published an article entitled “25 reasons why beer is better than women”. And it was one almighty stuff-up. → Read More

Lena Dunham on how an edometriosis diagnosis made her sane again.

Lena Dunham has been ‘the sick girl’ since she was young. Now the Girls creator has written for Lenny about how an endometriosis diagnosis changed her life. → Read More

'My wife had postnatal depression & couldn't leave the house.'

Adam Bishop's wife had postnatal depression Bec, had never even considered being faced it when they prepared for the birth of their first child, Louis. → Read More

Alison was suffering badly from post natal depression, but her followers would never have known.

The happy photos of Alison McQueen, who suffered from post natal depression, that she posted on social media were a million miles from her dark reality. → Read More

We asked an aviation expert what he thinks happened to Metrojet Flight 7K9268.

News reports suggest Metrojet Flight 7K9268 was brought down by a bomb on board. We asked an aviation expert how the hell that can still happen these days? → Read More

"I was a woman possessed..." The horrific ordeal that is Buying a Pram.

Unguided, we started pressing buttons and moving parts to try and make them do something worthy of the price tag (easily a return flight to New York). → Read More

Women should not be cross-examined by their abusive ex-partners.

Unlike the criminal courts, the Family Court doesn't protect victims of domestic violence from being cross-examined by their abusers. It needs to change. → Read More

A private hospital in Sydney gave a mum the wrong newborn.

Just days after giving birth, a new mother was handed the wrong baby by staff in a mix-up at a private Sydney hospital. Luckily, the mistake was realised. → Read More

There's mutiny in the NSW Parliament and it's about the toilets...

NSW Speaker Shelley Hancock is the head of an all-female mutiny against male MPs about the inequality between the size of the men’s and women’s bathrooms. → Read More