Author archive for Sophie Winter

  • Musings
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    Products Of The Past

    - by Sophie Winter

    Every decision we make, every path we choose, every thought we have, stems from a former experience. The way we deal with every situation we’re presented with is already ingrained in us.

  • Activism
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    Deforestation In Borneo: The Harsh Realities of Palm Oil

    - by Sophie Winter

    Looking out my window on a two-hour bus trip from Sabah to Sandakan, I saw nothing but flattened forests and scourged land the entire way…

  • Musings

    On Having Time…

    - by Sophie Winter

    Time gives you space to move and room to grow. It helps you break down old barriers and open new doors. There’s a lot that time can do for you… if you choose to let it.

  • Inspiration

    Ten Documentaries That Might Change Your Perspectives

    - by Sophie Winter

    Interested in gaining some new perspectives on the world we live in? The following documentaries are for you. I’ve watched each of these from start to finish and can guarantee they won’t bore you with tedious facts or lure you into a false sense of hope with inaccurate information…

  • Musings

    A Day Of Empowerment, A Night Of Hard Reality

    - by Sophie Winter

    They say life is a rollercoaster, well I certainly agree if this day was anything to go by. A day of incredible highs ended with one heavy low. I don’t think I’ve ever felt this mentally exhausted before, my mind hasn’t stopped ticking all week…

  • Activism
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    Five Key Takeaway Messages From The Women Of The World Festival

    - by Sophie Winter

    Last weekend, extraordinary women from around the world congregated at the Brisbane Powerhouse to share stories and spark discussions about gender equality…

  • Musings
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    The Snowball of Grief

    - by Sophie Winter

    I’ve always felt it weird to describe grief in stages. Grieving doesn’t seem a step-by-step process. There’s no pause between each phase, no smooth transitions, no way of knowing when you’ll make it through one and move onto the next…

  • Activism
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    Dear Victim Of Sexual Assault, We Need To Talk…

    - by Sophie Winter

    We need to talk about the fact that one in six women and one in thirty-three men will be raped in their lifetime. We need to talk about the fact that Australia has one of the highest rates of reported sexual assault in the world…

  • Musings
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    A Word On Forgiveness

    - by Sophie Winter

    Five words stamped on the side of a concrete wall I pass every morning on my walk to work. Five words that confused me the first time I saw them, angered me the second and peaked my curiosity the third…

  • Activism

    The Race That Stops The Nation – And Many Heartbeats

    - by Sophie Winter

    The nation has been stopped. The horses have raced, the jockeys have whipped, the punters have bet their dollar bills and wept their losses or celebrated their wins and the spectators have drunk themselves into a stumbling stupor. The hugely popular Melbourne Cup event is done and dusted for another year.

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