The odd fundraiser or volunteer request is fine, but when they’re coming on a weekly basis, it’s just too much.

Dear Public School: Stop Asking Me For Money 

This is a public school, and every bloody week, there is at least one of these coming home. And before I go on, I know that our public schools are underfunded, and I know they need to get money somehow, but it’s getting ridiculous. At the moment, we are lucky enough that we can pay these fees. We can pay $20 for a picture our own child drew even though we get 20 of the same drawings every day for free. But not every public school family can. So many families are struggling to give their children the basics, to send them to school with breakfast in their tummies and lunch in their bags, without worrying about how they’re going to send their kid to the disco all their friends are going to, or how they’ll buy milk after sacrificing their last fiver for a Mother’s Day gift.

Young people deserve to have information about where, when, and how to access abortion. Image: Thinkstock.

Why We Need To Include Abortion In Sex Ed

Even though in the U.S., abortion is a safe and legal option, conservative lawmakers in my state have made sure that among the hundreds of regulations restricting access to legal abortion, restricting the mere mention of it in public schools is up at the tippy top.


Shit My (Non-Biological) Kids Say About Race And Gender

Shutting the door on kids who don't fall within the confines of "the norm" is not a viable option.