Manus Island – An insider’s report

Manus Island – An insider’s report

In 2014 I was contacted by one of my long-standing crime research contacts. He explained that he is currently stationed at Manus Island, and that the information being made public about the violence that took place there was not correct. I came forward with this information at his request, once I was able to fully verify his account.

Visiting Japan With Tattoos

Visiting Japan With Tattoos

I love tattoos. I also love travel. Tattooing exists in practically every part of the world in some form, and perhaps like me, when you think of Japan, their famously rich tattoo culture is one of the first things that come to mind. After all, Irezumi, or traditional...
Cyberhate with Tara Moss

Cyberhate with Tara Moss

UPDATE: Tara will give an address on the topic of Cyberhate and Beyond at the National Press Club, August 9. The address will be televised on the ABC. UPDATE: Watch Cyberhate on ABC iView now. I have been a tad quiet on my blog lately as I’ve spent much of my...
My Honest To Goodness Top 5 Beauty Tips

My Honest To Goodness Top 5 Beauty Tips

It feels a bit strange to write a beauty blog, but for years I’ve been asked almost every week for beauty tips. As a 43-year-old woman requests for beauty tips could be seen as novel in a culture where youth is still so often represented as being a prerequisite for...