• Personal

    Why I Love Lady Gaga More Than You Do

    Before I was 12-years-old, I never understood the mania behind celebrity idolisation. Why would someone choose to fixate so heavily on a human they have never met and know nothing about? To claim we truly know a pop icon is naive, because Hollywood most certainly plays us all. We see what they want us to see. Eve Barlow wrote about this exceptionally well in an article published by The Australian, describing Hollywood as “a glitzy world of high-stakes chess” where large organisations exist to “make sure everything goes to plan”. Despite the apparent superficiality, destiny would have me become a 12-year-old fixated on a pop star. Lady Gaga. I first…

  • Social Attitudes

    Chatting About Sobriety with Vanessa Sunshine

    There is no doubt that drinking is a social norm embedded into Australian culture. Having a ‘good night out’ is ultimately associated with letting your hair down and having a few alcoholic beverages. But what if you genuinely do not like drinking?  This is a question that I have thought about time and time again. There really aren’t many options for non-drinkers in Australia, plus there is a massive stigma associated with people who choose not to indulge. I know about stigma because I choose not to drink. Then I stumbled across Vanessa Sunshine. Most of us know her as this year’s sassiest Bachelor contestant, #queen. I was pleasantly surprised…

  • Personal

    Hi, Nice to Meet You

    Hello. I am Caitlin. Nice to meet you! I am beyond excited to welcome you to my blog.  Those of you that know me would know that I have been blogging for a while on www.realheidi.com. Now, I have taken the plunge and birthed my own blog. Let me tell you a bit about why I decided to create my own blog. Firstly, I absolutely love writing. I always have, always will. Secondly, I am super passionate about challenging social norms and having my own blog will allow me to do that 1000000000%. Finally, life is too short to be scared to build your own platform. What do I want…