Arts with heart: connecting people with a disability to support workers that share their passions

In 2017, a UK study entitled ‘Creative Health: The Arts For Health and Wellbeing’ found, according to The Guardian, that the arts “can help keep us well, aid recovery, and…

Spring cleaning for the creative mind

It’s an all too common scenario for the freelancer to find oneself overwhelmed with concurrent projects and trying to prioritise jobs and create timelines to meet specific deadlines. It’s easy…

Freedom from FOMO

You may or may not be familiar with this acronym. Not only has the ‘fear of missing out’ infiltrated popular culture in recent years, but it has interfered with people’s…

Charmaine Jones faces her best self through music

As the director of the thriving musical services and education agency, Gospo Enterprises, and leader of the Gospo Collective, who have performed at almost all our peak artistic festivals and…

Riding out the storm of depression with Amelia Ryan

At the end of this year’s summer arts festival season, acclaimed cabaret performer and mother of one, Amelia Ryan, reached out on social media for help. Touring three shows across…

Entertainment Assist champions for wellbeing

Mental illness and artistic creativity are often seen as being inextricably intertwined; opposite sides of the same coin. While, as a society, we like to mythologise the lives of tortured…

Closet Bestie accentuates the positive

Closet Bestie is all about the average woman. I find that the word ‘average’ gets a pretty bad wrap. The truth is we are the majority and yet we are…

An Honest talk about men’s mental health

By distilling the essence of a drunken public servant named Dave in his Adelaide Fringe performances of DC Moore’s one-man play Honest, British actor and activist Matt Hyde tapped into…

Burlesque that bares soul

Velvet Chase Productions, with their two neo-burlesque shows in the Adelaide Fringe, #nofilter and Gorelesque, aim to normalise the mental illness debate while healing audience members and performers in the…

Josh Belperio’s wall of existential despair

Josh Belperio’s sophomore Fringe show, 30,000 Notes, is an exploration of how tightly humanity clings to its strongest attachments: the bonds we form with the people that we love, and…

A Human’s Right: the Epitome of Resilience – Book Review

The Only Girl in the World – Book Review by Jennifer Trijo The fleeting moments of loneliness that I felt in my life pale in comparison to the plight of…

Surrender

I want so much to pull myself up and out from this dark well. I have overcome so much in my life and I know that I am capable of…

Fragile: handle with care

I would like to think that I am a resilient, independent being. I will usually work through my own problems and bring solutions forward rather than just complain about them.…

Me Time

I love to unwind. Such a large part of my life is jam-packed with activity, chaos, and noise that when I finally have some down time, I find it hard…