Belinda Jepsen, Mamamia

Belinda Jepsen

Mamamia

Australia

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Recent articles by Belinda:

Exactly how to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in Australia.

Including who gets Pfizer, who gets AstraZeneca, and why. → Read More

7 years ago, a mass child kidnapping made global news. Others have barely rated a mention.

In the years since #bringbackourgirls called for the release of abducted schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, the country has endured dozens of mass kidnappings. → Read More

Parts of Sydney placed in lockdown: What we learned from NSW's COVID-19 press conference.

On June 25, 2021, the NSW Premier announced four local government areas in Sydney would be placed into lockdown to prevent the COVID-19 cluster spreading. → Read More

The Delta variant of COVID-19 has emerged in Australia. Here's what we know.

Explained: While Melbourne works to contain its latest outbreak of COVID-19, a family has tested positive to a more infectious variant dubbed 'Delta'. → Read More

It's been two years since Théo Hayez vanished in Byron Bay. Key questions still remain.

Belgian backpacker Théo Hayez vanished from Byron Bay in 2019. Two years on, here's what we know about his disappearance and the investigation. → Read More

Prince Harry may be profiting from his story. But so are we.

Opinion: Prince Harry's documentary interview about quitting royal duties has been criticised as a profit-making exercise. If so, we're all profiting. → Read More

Kobi Shepherdson, and the faces of domestic violence we mustn't look away from.

9-month-old Kobi Shepherdson was killed by her father in a suspected murder-suicide at Whispering Wall. Here's why it's vital Australians don't look away. → Read More

When Carol was 19, she was violated by her GP. Her dying wish was to tell the story.

Carol's dying wish was to speak up about the GP that sexually assaulted her when she was 19. But that was only part of her story. → Read More

79 years ago, Vivian Bullwinkel's colleagues were marched into the ocean and massacred.

On the 75th anniversary of the Bangka Island Massacre, Mamamia revisits the story of Vivian Bullwinkel, the sole survivor of the atrocity. → Read More

Instagram, champagne and the 'Jan Brady' tactic: How sex traffickers find their victims.

National Geographic's series Trafficked With Mariana Van Zeller goes inside the world of sex trafficking to show how pimps recruit victims. → Read More

MasterChef's Laura Sharrad is "not OK" right now. It doesn't have to be like this.

A year on from Masterchef 2020, Laura Sharrad is still receiving trolling messages via social media. It's a sobering reminder for fans. → Read More

This week, several women MPs were promoted. But all is not equal.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's new-look Cabinet is one created with a "fresh lens" on women's issues. Here are the key appointments and promotions. → Read More

MP Andrew Laming hounded two female voters on social media. It left one of them suicidal.

Federal Liberal MP Andrew Laming was ordered by Scott Morrison to publicly apologise for harassing two of his constituents. Here's what happened. → Read More

Few parents admit to having a favourite child. Sydney dad Davy is open about his.

Davy Nguyen is one of the few parents who's open about the fact that he has a favourite child. In fact, he uses it as a motivational and disciplinary tool. → Read More

Australian men: this is what we want you to do right now.

How to support women: Women have raised our voices about harassment, assault and inequality. This is what men need to do next to support us. → Read More

Queensland's 59-day COVID-free streak is over. Here's what we know.

After Queensland recorded close to two months without a community case of COVID-19, a doctor at Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital has tested positive. → Read More

Everything we know about the government's promise of 800,000 half-price airfares.

The Australian Government is subsidising flights on certain domestic routes in mid 2021. That means half-price fares for travellers! Here's what we know. → Read More

The day Aminata was kidnapped.

Aminata Conteh-Biger Interview: Covering her kidnapping aged 18 in Freetown, Sierra Leone and gang rape, before she sought refuge in Australia. → Read More

How to have a conversation with someone who says they're not a feminist.

Many people who believe in the need for gender equality are reluctant to call themselves 'feminist'. Let's look at their common arguments. → Read More

Last night a man named Tim appeared on Q+A. His story had the host holding back tears.

Tim Granger's experience of living with younger-onset Alzheimer's Disease had host Hamish Macdonald blinking back tears during Q+A's aged-care episode. → Read More