• 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…