My first, perfectly-imperfect protest

Last week, I attended my first ever protest, where at 28, I was 20 years older than many of my fellow protestors. This protest, the School Strike for Climate Change, came at the end of a week where I’ve been thinking a lot about the future, and the nature of stories. Specifically, I’ve been thinking … Continue reading My first, perfectly-imperfect protest

Future Storytellers

“When we have AI that’s able to write a good story, that’s it. That’s when humanity is done. We’ll officially be obsolete. Of course, Elon Musk is really invested in AI at the moment, and if anyone can do it, it’s that guy.”   The above snippet came a conversation with one of my colleagues … Continue reading Future Storytellers

The Best of Beat (with some stuff on the side)

My first real gig as a writer was working as a freelance music journalist. I use the word 'gig' here intentionally because more often than not, I was in it for the tickets. A few of these magazines did pay, but most of them were freebies. That said, they were fun freebies, and they gave … Continue reading The Best of Beat (with some stuff on the side)

We bought Yankees hats in San Francisco

When I was four years old, my family emigrated from the United States to Australia. My migrant story is quite a privileged one, my father was a skilled migrant, so we arrived as permanent residents and became dual-citizens not long after.   Compared to most Australian immigrants, this journey was almost too easy, however, that … Continue reading We bought Yankees hats in San Francisco